Our showing of "Lost Nation: The Ioway" at the Heartland Area Education Agency in Johnston, Iowa went very well yesterday. We were also pleased to meet and sit on a panel with Meskwaki tribal historian Preston Duncan following the showing.
Our next screening will be at 6:30 pm on December 13, 2007 in the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska's George Ogden Community Building in White Cloud, Kansas. The film will be followed by a discussion and Q & A. The event is partially funded by the Kansas Humanities Council and is free and open to the public. Call Brenda Lunsford at 785.595.3258 by December 10 to reserve your seats.
Our sincere thanks to the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska for hosting this showing, and to the Kansas Humanities Council for their support of this project. We are looking forward to sharing our documentary with tribal members and area residents.
The film has been very well received by audiences at every location. As a result, we will not be making any significant changes. We might inadvertantly "fix" something that is not broken. We have already made a few minor adjustments...with a few more yet to be done. We also need to remove about three minutes of the current version of the film so it will fit a one-hour PBS broadcast slot.
We also want to be certain the film is as factually correct as possible. We made our initial request for feedback at the premiere showings in Des Moines.
In this regard, we once again invite feedback from anyone who has had a chance to view the film since the premiere on October 11, 2007. We are particularly interested in comments from Ioway tribal members.
As I mentioned above, responses to the film have been overwhelmingly positive, but constructive criticism is always welcome.
The picture will be "locked" early in January, so we need to hear from you before the end of December 2007.
e.mail us at: IowayFilm@aol.com
Snail mail: Fourth Wall Films, 5202 38th Avenue, Suite 3, PMB 273, Moline, IL 61265
Thanks in advance for your comments!