Dinner and a Movie: My Legacy: The Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe will be open at 5:45 p.m. with dinner options available for purchase.
Su Naa (My Big Brother) (Canada, 2005, 11min.)
A young woman tries to resolve her guilt about the death of her brother.Directed by Helen Haig-Brown.
Mom n' Me (Canada, 2010, 3 min.)
The filmmaker traces the loss of language over three generations of her familyand her own desire to recover. Directed by Helen Haig-Brown.
My Legacy (Canada, 2014, 60 min.)
Struggling with the ability to sustain a lasting relationship, Helen Haig-Brown questions where this lack of skill and inability to commit comes from. My Legacy explores the often tenuous relationship between a mother and daughter made more complex by the legacy of residential school. Through understanding her mothers experience of trauma and disconnection, which shaped her approach to motherhood, Helen finds forgiveness and healing when confronting her own childhood with her mother. Despite the various hardships experienced by the women in her family, Helens story is ultimately one of love and forgiveness as she highlights the strength and beauty that has defined her family. Directed by Helen Haig-Brown.
Discussion with filmmaker Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilhqotin) follows screening.
FREE. Reservations required.
National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater, Fourth St. & Independence Ave., SW (Metro: LEnfant Plaza)
National Museum of the American Indian (View)
Fourth St & Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20560
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