Monday 4 July 2011

Première of The Lost Ones!

On Wednesday July 6th, at the Norwich Forum, a documentary based on the work of AMS's Jacqueline Fear-Segal will receive its European première! Below, you can watch the trailer. And below that, you can see the press release.

European première of film telling the story of two Apache children
The Forum, Norwich, July 6th, 2011, 12.00-13.00

The Lost Ones: the Long Journey Home documents the incredible story of two nineteenth century Lipan Apache children: their capture, imprisonment, forced schooling, and eventual ‘recovery’ by their descendants in the twenty-first century.

The children were captured on the Texas-Mexican border by the 4th U.S. Cavalry after the massacre of their Remolino village, in May 1877, known forever after as “the Day of Screams.” As ‘prisoners of war,’ they were sent to the newly opened Carlisle Indian School, in Pennsylvania, to join hundreds of other Native children who were being schooled for American citizenship. They never saw their people again. In Texas, the Lipan Apache mourned “the lost ones” every year, but they never knew what had happened to their children. Until, more than a century later, Jacqueline Fear-Segal pieced together the children’s story at the Carlisle Indian School, and made contact with their descendants in Texas over the internet.

This documentary follows the children’s story in the nineteenth century, and then brings it up into the twenty first century, when, in May 2009, on the anniversary of Remolino, Lipan Apache descendants travelled to Pennsylvania to conduct traditional spirit releasing ceremonies, to send their children home.

The Lost Ones: the Long Journey Home, is a 42 minute documentary, by Susan Rose and Manuel Saralegui, based on research by Jacqueline Fear-Segal {published in White Man’s Club: schools race and the struggle of Indian acculturation, 2007, and Shadow Catchers at the Indian School, forthcoming}.

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