Friday, November 20, 2009

Sinew: A Modern American Indian Story

Sinew: A Modern American Indian Story is a short film (28 min.) about Betty Cooper, a member of the Blackfeet Nation. The film highlights the U.S. government's impact on her life as it tried to colonize her as a child, hardships that she experienced as an adult, and her achievements--she is only 1 of 4 females elected to the Blackfeet council.

The film is being shown in the Laurel neighborhood of Oakland, California, on Friday, November 27th, at "The Space" (also known as Laurel Jujitsu), located at 4148 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA, 94619.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the film starts at 7 p.m. Sinew will be preceded by a few other shorts and a break. A $5 donation is requested, but no one will be turned away. There will also be some refreshments available for purchase.

Two worthy organizations have put this together: Laurel Independent Film Exploration (LIFE--"A Salon for Women's Indie Films") and San Francisco Women's Film Festival. I encourage anyone who can make it to come and support this endeavor, as well as enjoy the film and company!