Archive ... February 19. 2013

Premier showing February 19 . . .
Films by Yountville filmmaker Beth Nelsen

Premiere of two documentaries locally filmed and produced by Suscol Intertribal Council with Yountville filmmaker Beth Nelsen!

Two Napa Valley Opera House Firsts!
Napa Valley Opera HouseThis will be the first time a local filmmaker is featured at Napa Valley Opera House! Local Napa Valley Filmmaker Beth Nelsen was born in Napa and raised in Yountville, Ca. She attended local St. John’s Lutheran elementary school and graduated Vintage High School in 1991. Also a graduate from Napa Valley College she went on to get her Bachelors degree at U.C.L.A., then her Master’s Degree from Australian Melbourne University. After 18 years of world travel Nelsen has returned to Napa Valley where she will now be the first locally featured filmmaker at Napa Valley Opera House. These will also the first time two locally produced films are shown in this venue.

Suscol Intertribal CouncilSuscol Intertribal Council presents the premier showing of two locally produced films “Awakening Healing Voices of Our Ancestors: a destiny reclaimed.” This 30-minute documentary reveals a locally produced 19th Annual Pow-wow. It features the intrinsic beauty and the courage of the Native American survivors of post-colonial trauma reclaiming their Native traditions, songs and ceremony.

The second 30-minute film “The Sky is the Roof “ documents the ecological impact of colonialism on the local river valley in the spiritual and physical sense. Plus this movie gives a historical overview of pre-colonial Napa Valley.

Intermission will feature a local Native American drum circle and California traditional Pomo singers. A discussion will follow with local filmmaker Beth Nelsen and Suscol Council Executive Director Charlie Toledo.

This will be an exciting opportunity to imagine this Napa Valley as the sustainable paradise it was as it supported more than 40,000 people for over 10,000 years in permanent villages from the southern marshes to the northern Calistoga. Proceeds will go towards the development of Suskol House, a living example of this incredible lifestyle.

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 7pm $10 per ticket
Napa Valley Opera House 1030 MAIN STREET | NAPA, CA | 707.226.7372
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Charlie Toledo, Executive Director Suscol Intertribal Council, PO Box 5386, Napa CA 94581 #707.256.3561


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