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.

Earth Day. Chicago. March for Science. 60,000 strong!

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March for Science photos

photography©Nancy Bechtol, APA photojournalist

shot on location, Earth Day, Chicago. 2017.

The “Brain Hats” were excellent!

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Click above! Here is the link to my photos, on Location. Share and comment at will. Peace on Earth, now and forever. Peace through Justice.

March for Science Quote from their Press Release Info:

Contact:  media@sciencemarchchicago.org

One Of The Largest Gatherings In The Global Movement, Chicagoans Show Up United For Science And Evidence Based Policies

CHICAGO, IL: The March for Science Chicago took place on April 22, 2017. The crowds drew estimates of nearly 60,000 marchers united under the March’s nonpartisan mission and evidence-based policies that are built on an ethical approach to science.

Dr. Lee Bitsoi, Karen R. Weigert, Garry Cooper, PhD, 8th Grader Fredy Lopez, March For Science Chicago Directors Adam Arcus and Kristian Aloma, and Keynote Speaker Emily Graslie all spoke to the gathering of scientists, science enthusiasts, and science supporters early on Saturday morning.

Chicagoans then marched to Museum Campus at the foot of The Field Museum’s South Steps, where they took their next step in supporting and engaging science. Over fifty organizations, institutions, researchers, and scientists gathered at tables with the energized crowds and held conversations about science, recruited volunteers, and discussed potential citizen science efforts in Chicago.

March For Science Chicago now continues its mission of bridging the widening gap between the public and the science that serves it through community involvement, advocacy, design, and science communication. For more information visit: sciencemarchchicago.org

Fort Sill Apache Woman Director: THIS IS INDIAN LAND. FILM preview! (trailer released)

“THIS IS INDIAN LAND” first peek at the Trailer!

This is an Indie film produced by Shadow Bechtol Studio. Chicago. Sharon Okee-Chee Skolnick, Fort Sill Apache is the Director with a deep vision of telling the story through the eyes of Native People from the American Indian Center.  David Bechtol, Director of Photography/Tech Supervisor and Nancy Bechtol, Cinematographer/Editor/SFX

Clik here:: Trailer for This is Indian Land

thanks for viewing and all the interest in this truly unique film ! your feedback welcome.  More as it comes.. Currently in Postproduction. Do send good vibes our way. Indie is awesome but DIY truly is an eyeopener…yes,  we will prevail for true history.  Release for 2017.

 

“Oppositions”& Resistances: ART and Life= t h e n and N O W:: a photo essay

NOW, PAST and ongoing..

selection of images from decades of resistance and opposition.

Currently in the group show at the Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago  “Oppositions”

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and.. more…decades of social justice: photojournalism and art hybrid.

SWAN for Nancy Bechtol at Lost Artists Colony April 2017

Social Documentary

selections:

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Linked in Nancy Bechtol photo Essay