Indigenous Film Festival: Message From Mungo

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The Museum is pleased to continue our partnership with the Indigenous Film and Arts Festival, presented by the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management (IIIRM). Join us for the opening night of the festival (film title to be announced). A dessert & coffee reception will follow the film.

This collaboration extends to a monthly film series and discussions in partnership with IIIRM and the Denver American Indian Commission.

Film description: Message from Mungo (directors Andrew Pike and Ann McGrath). In 1969, erosion around Lake Mungo in New South Wales, Australia revealed the cremated remains of Mungo Woman – to western scientists, the earliest known cremation in the world; to the Aboriginal peoples of the area, their ancestor. The story is told through interviews with archeologists, local pastoralists, government parks and heritage officers, and members of the three traditional Aboriginal groups of the Mungo region (Mutthi Mutthi, Ngiampaa, and Barkindji/Paakintji). The Aboriginal communities are keen to have the film widely seen, as it affirms the importance of their heritage and history, and records their difficult struggle to gain a meaningful role in managing their heritage. (Ronin Films, 2014, 70 min.).
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By: Denver Museum of Nature & Science