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Special Events at VMFA

Friday, November 16th, 2018


VMFA presents a Film Screening, Artist Conversation, and Panel Discussion with filmmakers from the Pocahontas Reframed “Storytellers” Film Festival in the CHEEK THEATER. In the Land of the Headhunters (1914; 65 min), a film by Edward Curtis, will be screened. Then there will be a conversation between filmmaker Anne Makepeace, who produced and directed Coming to Light, a documentary about Edward Curtis, and Mohawk artist Shelley Niro. A short film about the artwork of Ms. Niro will be screened. That will be followed by a one hour panel discussion with all of the filmmakers attending the Pocahontas Reframed “Storytellers” Film Festival to be moderated by Jeffrey Allison from VMFA.

Pocahontas Reframed “Storytellers” Film Festival will host a private reception in the MARBLE HALL at VMFA. The reception is sponsored by 2019 Commemoration.

$10 for the film festival buys entrance to 20 films, plus a live performance by PuraFe and Cary Morin on Saturday night at 8PM. all at the Byrd Theatre

$35 buys entrance into both the Panel Discussion and the private reception at VMFA, and all films and live performance at the Byrd Theatre.


Pocahontas: Her Life, Legend, & Legacy: A Symposium

at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm


FEW FIGURES FROM THE AMERICAN PAST are better known than the young Powhatan woman who has come down to us as “Pocahontas.” Her fame began in her own lifetime and has endured for more than 400 years.

Pocahontas: Her Life, Legend, and Legacy is a half-day symposium at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture intended to tell the story of Pocahontas from the English and Native American perspectives. Distinguished national and international speakers will lead discussions on what Pocahontas has come to represent as a cross cultural ambassador, the role of religion and faith in her story, and the myths and realities that surround her.

This groundbreaking program not only honors the Indian Tribes in Virginia who were responsible through peaceful treaties and collaboration with the early settlers to establish the foundation of our country, but it also acknowledges the heritage and identity of indigenous peoples who have often been overlooked in history.

For more information, please click on the PDF below to view the full program.

Pocahontas: Her Life, Legend, & Legacy: A Symposium is not a part of, nor affiliated
with Pocahontas Reframed Storytellers Film Festival.