Comanche College To Sponsor Film Festival

Aug 15th, 2005 | By | Category: 17-1: Telling Our Stories, Tribal College News

The Second Annual Comanche Nation College Invitational Film Festival is planned for Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, the week before the Annual Comanche Nation Fair.

The first film festival drew 121 attendees from the greater Lawton-Fort Sill community in Oklahoma. Filmmakers were predominately Comanche; however, other tribes included Kiowa, Cree, Arapaho, Otoe Missouria, and Creek.

The festival was the dream of Comanche Nation College instructor Juanita Pahdopony and documentary filmmaker Annette Arkeketa. They pulled it together without funding but with the rich talents and available resources within the college and the community.

“Filmmaking is a natural extension of the rich southern plains oral tradition—it can weave the viewer into a narration through visual storytelling,” Pahdopony says.

For more information, email Pahdopony@aol.com or call (580) 591-0203.

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