During Camp Verde's Fort Verde Days, the Center will mark International Archaeology Day with a series of award-winning free
films. Seating is limited to 40 on a first-come basis.
Saturday, October 11
10:30 - Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians (83 minutes)
Coming to Light tells the dramatic story of eminent photographer Edward S. Curtis and the creation of his monumental portfolio of Native American images. Descendants of his photographic subjects - Hopi, Navajo, Cupig, Blackfeet, Piegan, Crow, Suquamish and Kwakiutl - tell stories about the photographs, and reveal their meaning to Indian people today.
1:30 - Reel Injun (88 minutes)
Reel Injun is an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema. Travelling through the heartland of America and into the Canadian North, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond looks at how the myth of “the Injun” has influenced the world’s understanding – and misunderstanding – of Natives. With clips from hundreds of classic and recent films, and candid interviews with celebrated Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors, and activists including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Graham Greene, Adam Beach, and Zacharias Kunuk, Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema’s depiction of Native people from the silent film era to present day.
Sunday, October 12
Noon - The Ancient Maya - Tools of Astronomy (47 minutes)
This program travels to Mexico's Yucatan peninsula to get firsthand look at the ancient worlds most skilled astronomers: the Maya. Discover how the Maya used the sun to lay out their various temples and observatories and their incredibly complex and accurate calendar system.
1:30 - Cave of Forgotten Dreams (90 minutes)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient visual art known to have been created by man. It's an unforgettable cinematic experience that provides a unique glimpse of the pristine artwork dating back to human hands over 30,000 years ago - almost twice as old as any previous discovery.