[Nat_Issues] re: Powerful Film on culture,
community and change (fwd)
clotise at u.washington.edu
Tue Sep 13 21:19:31 PDT 2011
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Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2011 17:45:04 +0000
From: "Ellen Frankenstein, ArtChange"
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To: clotise at u.washington.edu
Subject: Powerful Film on culture, community and change
Carved from the Heart
A portrait of grief, healing and community
Re-RELEASED: NOW ON DVD AND STREAMING ON-LINE
"A realistic portrayal of a Native community dealing with traumatic problems in a positive and unified way.
It is 'healing' just viewing this video."
Billy Rodgers, Director, Native Wellness and Healing Institute
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Dear Educator, Advisor or Program Director:
carved from the heart
What does it mean to integrate and apply traditional knowledge and understanding to contemporary times? Historical trauma, colonization,
fragmentation of family and culture have left their marks throughout Indian country, and so have the contributions native societies have made
locally, nationally and internationally.
Carved from the Heart , a nationally broadcast 30 minute documentary, tells the story of an Alaskan Native carver who decides to create a totem pole
after his son dies from a cocaine overdose. He invites others to help him carve and raise the Healing Heart Totem Pole and brings his community,
native and non-native, together in the process. Along with the carver's story of transforming his grief through a communal project, we intertwined
participants' stories of personal loss, grief, substance abuse, suicide and violence.
The honest and realistic portrayal of peoples' struggles provokes discussion on topics that are as a participant in the film explains, "often swept
under the carpet." Carved from the Heart illustrates the power of mutual support, culture, and ceremony in enabling a community to face tragedy and
provide support to its members.
Carved from the Heart is recommended for:
Native Studies • Anthropology • Education • Psychology • Heritage Centers and Museums • Suicide Prevention • Substance Abuse Prevention and
Treatment • Restorative Justice • Native Wellness and Health • Hospices • Veterans Programs
“Carved from the Heart explores the grief of those left behind and left out and it shows that healing is possible."
Iva Greywolf, Clinical Psychologist
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
If you would like to consider purchasing this film on DVD or in a streaming format for your [moz-screenshot-13.jpg] [moz-screenshot-14.jpg]
institution or to get more information CLICK HERE.
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or would like to preview the film on-line.
Ellen Frankenstein, Director Carved from the Heart
ellenfrankenstein at gmail.com
*ArtChange is a non-profit that uses art and storytelling to create positive social change
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