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Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Exhibition Detail
Moccasins and Microphones: Modern Storytelling through Performance Poetry
108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87101


January 19th, 2013 - March 31st, 2013
 
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documentary film
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The 45 minute video runs continuously throughout the day.

Moccasins and Microphones: Modern Native Storytelling through Performance Poetry, a documentary film by Cordillera Productions, explores the fascinating world of a dynamic team of indigenous youth writers from the Santa Fe Indian School (SFIS) in New Mexico. Led by teacher and poet Timothy P. McLaughlin, the SFIS Spoken Word Program empowers its student members to create and perform original poems centered in Native philosophies. Over an eight-year history, the exquisite artistry of this ever-evolving team has been highly recognized through numerous awards, a bevy of media appearances including in The New York Times and on The PBS News Hour, and performance tours throughout the United States and to the Baltic nations in Eastern Europe.

This beautifully crafted documentary film journeys with the SFIS Spoken Word Team as they prepare and present a theater production of their finest poems woven with traditional and contemporary songs and dances. The young SFIS poets will enchant your heart and enliven your spirit as they continue the ancient tradition of Native storytelling through the powerful new medium of performance poetry.


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