The IMRC is honored to host a screening of “A Sojourn among the Crow Tribe” by film maker Sean Kernan on Monday, April 9th @ 6pm. This event is free and open to the public.
The story began when photographer Sean Kernan got an unexpected call. Come spend a week on the Crow Reservation in Montana. He was off, and at some point on that trip he pushed a button labeled video on a new camera for the first time, just to see what would happen. What happened was a journey that went on for 7 years.
Kernan, whose work has been seen in books, exhibitions, and ads around the world, went back and back to the ancestral lands of the Crow in all weathers and seasons, listening to people and filming the life that he found there. The result is Crow Stories, a unique immersion into the world of the tribe. Viewers join in hunting buffalo in the Bighorn Mountains, watch Sundancers rehearsing in a night meadow, view the fierce battles of villages and clans playing the Handgame. They follow a herd galloping across the high pastures while poet Henry Realbird sings his ode, Rivers of Horse. Kevin Dust relives the unexpected audition that took him to Paris and the Wild West Show at Disneyland there. Rising Crow rap star Supaman sings “Why are suicide on the rez so high?”. And Joe Medicine Crow, the last War Chief, tells how to live a balanced life. And we see it all. During seven years of filming, people slowly unfolded their thoughts and lives, and Kernan’s work was simply to listen and take it in. “I was given the enormous gift of a sojourn far out of my usual world. Now all I want is to pass this gift along to anyone who would like to travel there.” And who wouldn’t. Crow Stories has been screened at film festivals in New, York, London, Calcutta…and Green Bay.
For more information contact Sean Kernan, 203 481 0213, firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.crow-stories.net