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Filmmaker Randy Redroad to Screen The Doe Boy
Author: Angela D. Abel, Office of Marketing and Communications, (503-725-3773)
Posted: February 6, 2006

randy-redroad.jpgWhat: Randy Redroad will give a screening of his award-winning 2001 movie, The Doe Boy. Set in the heart of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, The Doe Boy tells the story of a young Native American whose teen angst is compounded by his confusing cultural identity and his hemophilia. The film is both a thoughtful coming-of-age drama and a meaningful look at the often contradictory and confusing notions of cultural identity in modern America.

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 6 p.m.

Where: Portland State University Native American Center (710 S.W. Jackson Ave.)

Cost:
Admission is free and open to the public.

Contact: For more information, contact Grace Dillon at 503-725-8144 or at dillong@pdx.edu.

Background:
Accomplished filmmaker and musician, Randy Redroad’s first feature film, The Doe Boy, premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Sundance/NHK International Filmmaker's Award. Redroad also directed and edited the first all-Native produced television series in North American History, Moccasin Flats. Between films, Randy records music, teaches high school on the Navajo Reservation, and works with the renowned Akatubi Film and Music Academy, a traveling film school that brings digital filmmaking to reservation youth across the country.

Portland State University's Native American Student and Community Center is a home on campus where Native American and Alaskan Native students find academic and social support. The Center welcomes the greater Native Community to Portland State’s campus, providing opportunities for shared learning, offering opportunities to enrich the student experience through links with tribal leaders, Native American professional and community activities and Indian service organizations.

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