Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now
August 29, 2019 – January 12, 2020
This screening takes place at the Rubenstein Arts Center film theater.
The lead character in Mekko (Sterlin Harjo, 2015, 87 minutes) comes out of prison 19 years after he caused the death of his cousin. Unforgiven by his family he ends up on the streets of Tulsa. Falling in with a group of homeless Native Americans, Mekko begins to sense the presence of an evil among them. Masterfully combining Native American legend with the tension of a thriller, Mekko is a new landmark in indigenous cinema. This film complements Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now. This film series is co-sponsored by the Nasher Museum and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image at Duke.