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A trio of interpretive films inspired by sites in the region, featuring discussion with director Chuck Dunkerly. Part of a year-long celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary.
LAND OF DREAMS: HOMESTEADING AMERICA – shown to visitors at Homestead National Monument of America, located near Beatrice, Nebraska – takes the viewer on a journey through 30 states and 123 years of homesteading history from President Thomas Jefferson’s vision of an American West settled with small farms to the reality of the vast checkerboard agricultural landscape of today. LAND OF STONE AND LIGHT weaves together the human and natural history of South Dakota’s Badlands National Park with spectacular cinematography that lures audiences into a land shaped by time and space where the sky meets the earth. STEP UP FOR CHANGE uses the heroic efforts of 9 African American students to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, to explore current social justice endeavors by students in four locations around the nation: Baltimore, Maryland; Little Rock, Arkansas; Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Post-show discussion will feature Chuck Dunkerly, who directed LAND OF DREAMS and STEP UP FOR CHANGE; Enimini Ekong, Chief of Interpretation and Education, Brown v Board of Education National Historic Site, Topeka, Kansas; and Mark Engler, Superintendent, Homestead National Monument of America, Beatrice, Nebraska. Tom Richter, Chief of Interpretation and Education, National Park Service, Midwest Region, will moderate.