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N.M. Premiere: 'Bison Nation: Walking Sacred Sites'

Film screening of a newly released documentary from award-winning filmmaker Elke Duerr.


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Oct 29, 2016
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120


Enjoy this unique film experience while taking in the view of the Sandia Mountains on our outdoor patio!

Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

About 'Bison Nation'

From the Award-winning director Elke Duerr, comes "Bison Nation: Walking Sacred Sites." The first opportunity to view this film in New Mexico will be outdoors, under the stars at the stunning Open Space Visitor Center in celebration of its tenth anniversary.

We are still here. This is our story, the story of the bison, who inhabit the Northern Hemisphere. You might also know us as buffalo, tatanka, zubr, wisent, basha, Inii, ethanon, tatanga, It is a comical story, because sometimes we are caught in politics, colonialism or religion. It is a story of disconnection and destruction as well as a story of hope, resilience, beauty, interconnectedness, return and reunion. We are walking sacred sites because we take care of our biggest sacred site: The Earth.

Event Highlights

  • Introduction and Blessing by Peggy Wellknownbuffalo from the Crow Nation & Director Elke Duerr
  • Buffalo Dance by Jim Red Eagle of the Nakota/Dakota/Lakota Nation
  • Screening of Bison Nation, 70 minutes
  • Q & A with the director, book signing

About the Filmmaker

Elke is a filmmaker, conservationist and teacher and the founder and director of the nonprofit Web of Life Foundation W.O.L.F. Her favorite classes are with children as she loves to debunk myths and preconceived notions about our animals and natural world and revolutionize the way we see and experience nature.

Her full-length documentary "Stories of Wolves-The Lobo returns" premiered in Santa Fe, New Mexico in October 2011. She is the recent recipient of four awards for this film: Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards Stories of Wolves Documentary Feature Jury Mention, Hollywood Independent Documentary Awards Stories of Wolves Feature Winner, Hollywood Independent Documentary Awards Woman Filmmaker Feature Winner, and International Independent Film Awards Documentary Feature Silver Winner 2016.


Admission is a suggested pay-what-you-can donation.
All proceeds will benefit the Open Space Alliance and the Web of Life Foundation.