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"Clearwater" Film Viewing & Discussion

"Clearwater" Film Viewing & Discussion
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Fort Worden
Port Townsend, WA

Local documentary filmmaker Tracy Rector talks about creation of her film, "Clearwater," co-directed by Lou Karsen, about indigenous peoples' activism around Puget Sound preservation.

This event is free and open to the public and is presented by Goddard's Undergraduate Program in Port Townsend.

The documentary film "Clearwater" is the story of the unique relationship between tribal peoples and the waters of the Puget Sound. For nearly 15,000 years the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest have called these waters home, and have time and again had to adapt to environmental, social and political changes in order to survive.

And now, faced with unprecedented environmental challenges that threaten the very chemistry of these ocean waters, they are forced to adapt again. In fact, we all are.

"Clearwater" explores how and why we adapt, with one eye on the past and one eye looking towards the future. In this workshop, documentary filmmaker Tracy Rector will show clips from her film, talk about the creative process of making this film, and talk about the power of indigenous documentaries as a means of social activism and change.

Tracy Rector is Executive Director and Co-Founder of Longhouse Media whose mission “is to catalyze indigenous people and communities to use media as a tool for self-expression, cultural preservation, and social change."

For more information please call 360.344.4100.