Behind the Scenes: “THIS IS INDIAN LAND” Indie Film Directed by Sharon Okee-Chee (Little Blue Bird) tbr 2017

Excited to present the “Behind the Scenes” as short clips to share insights /as “sneak previews” of the Film, “THIS IS INDIAN LAND” an inspired film on the American Indian Center, the oldest in the nation, over 60 years in Chicago and the gathering place for native people of many tribal affiliations.

Okee-Chee envisioned this film in a dream, for a very long time…and now it becomes reality.

shot on location, Chicago, includes community members/supporters, artists, honored elders and Founders. Views of the Center you have never seen, including the amazing murals (by artist Robert Wapahi) that covered the 100 room building, a former Masonic Temple, on all 4 floors. This is the Uptown Location, and since the filming, AIC has moved. The film/vision has been in production and now postproduction, for nearly 4 years. To be released Fall 2017.

Directed by Sharon Okee-Chee Skolnick, Fort Sill Apache Sioux, tribal elder and recognized artist/writer/archivist and Former Director of the American Indian Center.

“This IS Indian Land” gives voice to the community and shows the strong resolve of the Native Peoples’ of many tribal affiliations, who contributed to AIC, Chicago and history. The Indie film is produced by Shadow Bechtol Studio; Nancy Bechtol, Cinematographer/FX/Editor and David Bechtol, Director of Photography/Photographer, Technical Director. All rights reserved ©2017.TBR 2017. Chicago

ee the “Behind the Scenes” previews from the Film: clik to go to YouTube videos:

Behind the Scenes: Andrew Johnson, Cherokee

Behind the Scenes: Susan Powers, Dakota Sioux, Co-Founder

Behind The Scenes: Fr. Powell, Priest of the Native Peoples

Behind the Scenes: Karen Turney, Menominee, St Augustines with Father Powell

Behind the Scenes:Robert Wapahi, Dakota Sioux, Muralist

Behind the Scenes: Deborah Valentino, Oneida-Menominee

Behind the Scenes:Sharon Okee-Chee Skolnick, Film Director

theses links are”sneak previews” on YouTube : Madpalx Channel! Stay tuned for the Fall Release of the film, and more! thanks for viewing and all your support.

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