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11/03/2017

Department of Mass Communication Will Co-Host Part of 20th annual Native American Film Festival

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 This is the second year the festival has been partially hosted by Winthrop. The festival, including film screenings and panel discussions, is being held at various locations around the state during that week.
 The films being screened at Winthrop on Nov. 7 are the short horror movie “The Corner” and a documentary about the Dakota Access pipeline protests, “I Stand: The Guardians of the Water.”

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ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Cherokee Indian Tribe of South Carolina and the Winthrop Department of Mass Communication are co-hosting a portion of the 20th annual Native American Film Festival of the Southeast on Winthrop’s campus on Nov. 7.

This is the second year the festival has been partially hosted by Winthrop. The festival, including film screenings and panel discussions, is being held at various locations around the state during that week.

The films being screened at Winthrop on Nov. 7 are the short horror movie “The Corner” and a documentary about the Dakota Access pipeline protests, “I Stand: The Guardians of the Water.”

A panel discussion will follow, featuring Bert Hesse, president of Catawba Studios; Gerry Martin, Red Heritage Media; Will Goins, chief (CEO) of the Cherokee Indian Tribe of South Carolina; and Jaysen Buterin, creative director of Mad Ones Films and writer-director of “The Corner.”

“We are pleased to provide an outlet for screening of films by and about Native Americans,” said Guy Reel, chair of the Department of Mass Communication at Winthrop. “Students have worked hard to help coordinate this event and are very excited to be able to offer it to the community.”

The screenings and panel discussion will be at 7 p.m. at Dina’s Place in the DiGiorgio Campus Center on campus. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Reel at 803/323-4531 or at reelg@winthrop.edu.

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