Movie Mondays are back to the Heard Museum this summer by popular demand.
Movie Mondays films celebrate, educate and entertain audiences on the rich diversity of the Native peoples of the Americas and the indigenous peoples worldwide. This month, examine issues related to repatriation of cultural artifacts, the passing on ancient knowledge from elders to youth and indigenous peoples’ relationship to their environment.
The first movie, Totem: The Return of the G’psgolox Pole, will show on June 1 at 1:30pm. In 1929, a 9-meter-high totem pole was stolen from the Haisla people’s village in northwestern British Columbia. The totem pole was discovered in 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden. The 70-minute film, released in 2003, follows the journey of the Haisla to reclaim their traditional mortuary pole.
The Heard Museum is located at 2301 N. Central Ave, and is open from 9:30am to 5pm Monday through Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday. Screenings are free with regular admission which is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors ages 65 and older, $5 for students with a valid student ID, and $3 for children ages 6 to 12. Children under age 6, Heard Museum members and American Indians receive free admission.
For more information, call 602-252-8848 or visit www.heard.org