Anthropology Film Series

Winter 2019

Tuesday, January 29

7:00-8:30 p.m., 110 Social Sciences 1

Presented by Prof. Olga Najera-Ramirez

Danza Folklórica Escénica: El Sello Artístico De Rafael Zamarripa
Mexican Folkloric Dance: Rafael Zamarripa's Artistic Trademark

This documentary tells the story of the vibrant art of Mexican folkloric dance through the life and work of the internationally acclaimed artist and choreographer Rafael Zamarripa and the dancers he has influenced. With a trajectory of over fifty years in the arts, Zamarripa was a member of the Ballet Folklórico de Mexico and former director of the Grupo Folklórico de La Universidad de Guadalajara. In 1981, he established the Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad de Colima. Both a pioneer and a trailblazer, Zamarripa continues to intrigue and inspire us with his creative genius.

Runnning time: 50 Minutes, Followed by questions and discussion


Wednesday, March 13

Location: Namaste Lounge

Presented by Prof. Renya Ramirez

Standing in the Place of Fear: The Legacy of Henry Roe Cloud

Henry Roe Cloud (1884-1950), a Ho-Chunk and a Yale graduate with a master’s in anthropology and a bachelor’s degree, has been hailed as the most important Native policy maker of the early twentieth century. He co-wrote the Meriam Report of 1928, and, according to available evidence, the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. He founded and co-directed a Native college preparatory high school, the American Indian Institute, starting in 1915. He combined his Ho-Chunk warrior and modern identities while challenging settler colonialism.

Running time: 60 Minutes, Followed by questions and discussion


Spring 2019

Friday, April 26

6:00-7:30 p.m., 110 Social Sciences 1

Presented by Lecturer Annapurna Pandey

Road to Zuni: A Documentary About Triloki Nath Pandey

Road to Zuni is a documentary about Professor Emeritus Triloki Pandey and his work with the Zuni Tribe of New Mexico.  After years of living with the historically private Zuni tribe, Pandey's court testimony helped force the U.S. to recognize the Zuni way of life and pay $50 million in settlements for injustices perpetrated on the people.

Running time: 33 Minutes, Followed by questions and discussion