Come explore New Mexico history through film with a ¡COLORES! double feature!
Joy Harjo: Come celebrate the new U.S. Poet Laureate! As a Native American writer, Joy Harjo's heritage has given her a special insight into the origin of the human spirit. She enjoys writing about the totally unfamiliar, jumping off the edge into the unknown, and sometimes setting her poetry to the music of her saxophone.
False Traditions, False Idols: Native American artist Charlene Teters shines a light on the stereotypical images of Native Americans used in mainstream America. Using the media of popular culture as her medium, she works with installation art. She bombards her audience with commercialized images and names used to portray Native Americans, such as "Redskins" and "Braves" and juxtaposes them against photographs of friends and family who she considers real Native Americans. Teters hopes to bring a voice to the silence and visibility to invisible people. She uses art as a forum to raise the level of debate about stereotyping and racism in modern America.