Filmic representations of indigenous peoples at Northeast Historic Film

11th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium
July 22 – 24, 2010
85 Main Street
Bucksport, Maine

From the official press release:
Among the presenters are your AMIA-list associates Jennifer Jenkins, University of Arizona; Ross Lipman, UCLA Film & Television Archive; J. Fred MacDonald, and Paul Spehr.

The NHF Summer Symposium is a multi-disciplinary gathering devoted to the history, theory, and preservation of moving images. Registration is open to the public and to media professionals, teachers, and students. The evening programs and day-long sessions provide the opportunity to exchange opinions and insights with participants from all over North America, including students from the NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program.

The event will begin for registrants on Thursday, July 22 with a reception and screening of Wabanaki Film and Video, archival selections from Northeast Historic Film. The closing session on Saturday afternoon is Language Keepers, a National Science Foundation-funded Documenting Endangered Languages Program. The Language Keepers series captures current conversations in Passamaquoddy-Maliseet at the Pleasant Point Reservation in Eastport, Maine. grams to an online dictionary.

Symposium organizers are Snowden Becker, School of Information at the University of Texas, Austin; and Janna Jones and Mark Neumann, School of Communication, Cinema and Visual Culture Program at Northern Arizona University.

Contact: Jessica Hosford, External Affairs Director, Northeast Historic Film.

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