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In Person: Director Thom Hoffman and Shinnecock Tribe Members
How long have you called Long Island your home? For the Shinnecock
tribe it has been twelve thousand years. Long before the industrial age that brought European influence to America the Shinnecocks were living a harmonious life with Long Island's landscapes, wild life and each other.
Thom Hoffman's new documentary calls into question ideas of ownership and belonging through the perspective of unjustly marginalized tribe members. By examining this one tribe, the film cautiously observes issues of cultural identity
and indigenous experiences that go far beyond anything found in textbooks.
Hoffman decided to film the documentary after he found that there is little information available on Native American history in Long Island libraries. Through compiling interviews and weaving together a complex historical timeline
Hoffman has created a must see documentary for all Long Island residents. USA, 2013, 64 min., Color, Blu-Ray | Director: Thom Hoffman
Cinema Arts Centre (View)
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Huntington, NY 11743
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