October 23, 2015

Contact: Susan Helmink

October 23, 2015
For Immediate Release:

UNO Film Festival 
To Feature Actor Rudy Youngblood,
Films by Heather Rae & Russell Friedenberg
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) hosts the Third Annual Native American Film Festival in Omaha, Nov. 6-8. Festival activities kick off at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Joslyn Art Museum with a screening of Wind Walkersfollowed by a Q&A with actor Rudy Youngblood (Comanche, Cree, and Yaqui) and filmmakers Russell Friedenberg and Heather Rae (Cherokee).
The festival continues at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at UNO's Roskens Hall, 6001 Dodge St., with a screening of Family Friendly Films and a producing workshop with Rae and Friedenberg. At 1 p.m., attend a screening of First Circle followed by a Q&A with Rae and Friedenberg. At the same time, Youngblood and Friedenberg will conduct an acting workshop. A screening of  Trudell, followed by a Q&A with Rae and Friedenberg, is scheduled for 3 p.m., and a screening of Frozen River at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A with Rae.
On Sunday at UNO's Roskens Hall will be a 1 p.m. screening of Rising Voices/Hótȟaŋiŋpi and a 3 p.m. screening of Mother Kuskokwim, followed by a Q&A with Timothy Guthrie and Creighton Backpack Journalism Students. 


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Susan Helmink, Director of Communications
Vision Maker Media
shelmink@netad.unl.edu | 402-472-8607

Cindy Krafka, Native American Outreach Coordinator
Office of Multicultural Affairs
University of Nebraska at Omaha
ckrafka@unomaha.edu | 402-554-2248 

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