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“Ghosts” Film Screening + Panel Discussion
Sunday, May 7, 2023 | 2–4:30 p.m.
FAM Five Moons Theater
FREE | Tickets Required
FAM members meet & greet with Directors/Actors at 1 p.m.
“Ghosts,” a short film, tells the story of three Kiowa boys’ daring escape from a government boarding school in Anadarko, Oklahoma in 1891, to attend a ghost dance ceremony at a distant Kiowa encampment. After being whipped for insubordination and feeling defeated, Charles, a rebellious teenager, plans to escape with an unlikely group of partners, the spiritual Zeph, who has visions of his grandfather and an upcoming ghost dance, which is sweeping across Indian Territory promising the resurrection of their ancestors, and Judah, a trickster, who seizes the opportunity to join them and help them flee. “Ghosts” is an oral history of tribal alliance, resistance, and survival from the degradation of forced assimilation.
Panelists will include:
- Jeffrey Palmer (Kiowa) filmmaker and director of “Ghost,”
- Dorothy WhiteHorse DeLaune (Kiowa) elder, actress (News of the World) and alumni of St. Patrick’s School (the setting for the film),
- Cletus Satepauhoodle (Kiowa) retired superintendent for Riverside Indian School (last remaining boarding school near Kiowa Tribe community), and
- Dustin Tahmahkera (Comanche) scholar on Native media.
First Americans Museum often screens documentaries and other relevant films during normal operating hours. To confirm if and when films are playing, call (405) 594–2100 or email [email protected].