March 30, 2012 –
MAYETTA: Two Prairie Band Potawatomi teens will show films they created this weekend at the 8th Annual Stories ‘N Motion American Indian Film Festival at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Lance Wahquahboshkuk, a junior at Royal Valley High School, will show his film “Travel” tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. that will be followed by Rebeka Navarro’s film “Rise Up” at 2:45 p.m. Navarro is a sophomore at Royal Valley.
Both students created their films in the Digital Storytelling Workshop that was sponsored by the PBPN Youth Transitions Program and Education Department last February. The films were also shown at the Winter Stories Language Conference closing dinner on Feb. 22.
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation is one of the sponsors of the Stories ‘N Motion Festival that begins tonight and runs through tomorrow evening in Haskell’s auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. In its eighth year the festival is dedicated to promoting indigenous film makers.