GRACIAS FOR 2017
Thank you, dear friends, for helping us manifest Nasario remembers the Río Puerco with such truth and beauty. We're still in awe of all that came to pass this year - finishing the film, of course, and then, to see it:
Inspired once again, we now plan to go forth and self-distribute the film.
In select locations, we want to link screenings with community sharing/oral history gatherings. As part of the mission of our new project, Faraway is Close, we mean to connect communities & cultures through story, film, song.
We hope to arrange screenings in:
Our vision is to create true and profound encounters with audiences and co-presenting partners, to inspire us all to listen and speak the story only we - only you - can tell.
One good story deserves another…and another…
Thank you! Gracias. Shukriya
Here’s to the adventure of what comes next.
And most of all, dear friends, here’s to you.
We're looking forward to our journeys together.
As always with profound gratitude
Shebana Coelho, director
and the team at Nasario remembers the Río Puerco
Last April, Iren Schio and David Fant - friends of our film who felt so inspired by the Rio Puerco and Nasario's stories - led the students of Santa Fe's Little Earth School in art and song projects!
Iren helped the students create dioramas from word images (by Nasario ) - using soil, rocks and plant fragments from the Río Puerco Valley and incorporating drawings, paintings and clay to make his memories come alive through each creation .
Dave (aka Cowboy Blue) created a song inspired by Nasario - he and the children performed it for Nasario. Olé.
These are the kinds of beautiful evocative arts and humanities interplay that we hope to encourage and inspire in more workshops, more gatherings, to bring out what happens when you encounter the stories that speak or sing to you!
A big THANKS to Iren, David, and the Little Earth School students and teachers and principal, Ellen Souberman
MORE ABOUT IREN AND DAVID HERE
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