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Shinnecock (Documentary) with Reception at Cinema Arts Centre

Join us on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. to see Shinnecock at the Cinema Arts Centre located at 423 Park Avenue in Huntington, New York. The documentary is a fascinating portrait on the Shinnecock tribe, which has been living on Long Island for twelve thousand years.

Director Thom Hoffman and Shinnecock Tribe Members will be there in person and a Reception will follow the Documentary and Discussion.

Cinema Arts Centre Members: $10 • Public $15 • Includes Reception

Buy tickets at: http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/s-h-i-n-n-e-c-o-c-k/

E-mail me at [masked] after you have purchased your tickets so we can meet up.

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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)

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