Native American legend John Trudell
to speak in Ventura after sneak peak of his new film TRUDELL
IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ventura, CA - March 9, 2006 --
Native American Poet and Activist John Trudell will be speaking
in Ventura on Thursday March 9th after the screening of a
new film about his life, aptly titled T R U D E L L.
Using 16mm, Super 8 film and video footage as a backdrop,
the documentary takes you on a journey through Trudell's life
as he grows up in abject poverty in Omaha, to his later years
as spokesperson and leader during the 1969 Native American
occupation of Alcatraz, which later helped form the American
Indian Movement.One major defining moment in his life came
in 1979 after a demonstration in Washington, D.C. in front
of FBI headquarters. It was less than 24 hours later that
his wife, her mother, and their three children were killed
in a suspicious fire on the Shoshone Paiute reservation in
Speaking through his own personal pain and on behalf of generations
not yet born, Trudell cuts through race and politics to speak
simple truths that remind us of our connection to one another.
And it's all captured masterfully by filmmaker Heather Rae
who embarked on a 10 year expedition alongside Trudell.
special sneak preview screening of T R U D E L L takes place
on Thursday March 9th at 7PM the Underground Café located
at 3367 Telegraph Road in Ventura. Come early to join in a
traditional blessing ceremony and meet John Trudell in person
after the screening! This event is brought to you by The Brokenrope
Foundation - a new Native American resource and cultural affairs
organization based in Ventura.
While a $10 donation is suggested, no will be turned away
for lack of funds. Advance tickets are available at the Underground
Café. T R U D E L L opens officially March 10 in Los Angeles
at Laemmle Theatres.
Media inquiries should contact Good Karma Public Relations
at 805-653-1588 or email GoodKarma@GoodKarmaPR.com