Native American Film, "A Thousand Roads' Debuts

Preview of the article written in the Indian Country Today newspaper and posted April 19 to the web–

WASHINGTON – ”A Thousand Roads,” the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian’s new signature film, had its first public screening April 10. The film first premiered on Jan. 22 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

The 43-minute film, directed by award-winning independent filmmaker Chris Eyre, Cheyenne/Arapaho, is a fictional work that follows the lives of four contemporary American Indians as they confront the crises that arise in a single day.

With epic-sized settings that include the crest of the Andes, the ice floes of Alaska, the mesas of New Mexico and the concrete canyons of Manhattan, ”A Thousand Roads” takes viewers on a memorable Native journey.

Chris is the son of Earl Eyre, pine needle basketmaker and frequent contributor on the Pine Needle Group, an online Yahoo! Groups newsletter and email digest.

Congratulations Earl on your son’s film accomplishments! You and Mom must be very proud!

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