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ERIC Number: EJ720883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0095-182X
The Making of "Who We Are," Now Showing at the NMAI Lelawi Theater
Singer, Beverly R.
American Indian Quarterly, v29 n3-4 p466-477 Sum-Fall 2005
"Who We Are" is among the exhibitions that premiered in September 2004 during the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian in the U.S. capital. It is a multimedia-formatted film being shown in the distinctive circular Lelawi Theater located on the fourth floor in the museum. "Lelawi" is a Lenape (Delaware) word for "in the middle," an appropriate name for the gathering space, as the film is an introduction for museum visitors to visually tour Native America and her people in the twenty-first century. This essay recalls the author's participation as associate producer for "Who We Are," providing some context for many of the decisions that were made in producing the film, and taking some of the responsibility for the film's errors and omissions. (Contains 4 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North America