Weaving Worlds: A Conversation and Film Screening with Bennie Klain
- 3/28/2013 |
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom
Event Type: Lecture
WEAVING WORLDS highlights the untold stories of the personalities and characters involved in the making and selling of Navajo rugs. The film presents a compelling and intimate portrait of economic and cultural survival through the art of weaving in the face of increased globalization. Director BENNIE KLAIN has a keen and compassionate eye, and he allows viewers into the world of indigenous artists and their struggle to maintain pride and cultural vitality through creating their textiles and "reweaving the world." The result is a poignant digital portrait of Navajo artisans and their unique-and often controversial-relationship with white Reservation traders.