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Film presentation: A Good Day To Die
October 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WYMAN TAVERN LECTURE SERIES: INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, HISTORY AND CULTURE INTO THE 21ST CENTURY
Sunday, October 7, 2018. 2pm. Colonial Theatre
Film: A Good Day to Die (2010)
A Good Day to Die is a 2010 documentary that chronicles the American Indian Movement (AIM) that fought for the civil rights of American Indians. By recounting the life story of Dennis Banks (The Last of the Mohicans, War Party), the Native American who co-founded AIM in 1968 to advocate and protect the rights of American Indians, the film provides an in-depth look at the history and issues surrounding its formation. From the forced assimilation of Native Americans within boarding schools, to discrimination by law enforcement authorities, to neglect by government officials responsible for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, AIM sought redress for the many grievances that its people harbored. This film is shown as a collaborative series between the Historical Society of Cheshire County and the Colonial Theatre of Keene, showcasing the history and culture of Native Peoples.