'Coming to Light' (2000, 84 mins) tells a story of Edward S. Curtis, a complicated, passionate, self-educated pioneer and visionary who set out in 1900 to document traditional Indian life before it was gone. The film explores the often controversial nature of Curtis's romantic images, and the meaning they have for Native Americans today. In the documentary, descendants of Curtis's photographic subjects, tell stories about the people in the pictures, and describe way in which they are using the photographs to revive their own traditions in the modern world.

When 23 March 2016
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre (Room D3.054)
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Screened with permission of Makepeace Productions. ALTAR’s Daniela Vávrová will introduce the film and lead discussion afterwards.

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Coming to Light poster