The award-winning documentary Lost Nation: The Ioway continues to light up the screen and will be featured Tuesday, July 19, 7:30 p.m. at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory in Milford, Iowa. Film producers Kelly and Tammy Rundle will appear for Q&A following the screening.
From the creators of the critically-acclaimed documentaries Country School: One Room – One Nation and Villisca: Living with a Mystery, Lost Nation: The Ioway explores the dramatic saga of the Ioway from their ancestors – known as the Oneota – to their present day locations in Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
Ioway Tribal Elders join historians to tell the epic story of the small tribe that once claimed the territory between the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, from Pipestone, Minnesota to St. Louis. What was a quest for survival in the past, has become a struggle to retain a unique Native American culture and language in the present.
Film critic Linda Cook of the Quad City Times gave Lost Nation: The Ioway 4-out-of-4 stars and said “The Rundle’s “Ioway” is perfectly complete… A fantastic documentary… You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy this film.”
Movie reviewer Mike Schulz of the River Cities Reader wrote “Absolutely outstanding. “Lost Nation: The Ioway” is fantastically informative, beautifully constructed, and thoroughly enjoyable…”
The award-winning documentary won several top awards at film festivals and was one of three films selected to represent the United States at the Archaeology Channel’s International Film Festival in Eugene, Oregon in May 2010. Lost Nation: The Ioway was released nationally on DVD, and was broadcast on Midwestern PBS stations.
Lost Nation: The Ioway will screen on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, Mahan Hall, 1838 Highway 86, Milford, Iowa. Items related to Ioway culture and the making of the film will also be on display. This special program is sponsored by Friends of Lakeside Lab and is part of the “Expanding Minds, Making Connections” free public programs. The screening event is funded in part by Humanities Iowa.
The Rundles are currently in production on Lost Nation: The Ioway 2&3. The two new one-hour documentaries will bring the Ioway story up to date, from 1838 to the 1970s, and include present-day material. The sequel project is slated for completion in the fall of 2012. Visit www.IowayMovie.com for more information.
Ioway received grants from Humanities Iowa, the Kansas Humanities Council, the Oklahoma Humanities Council, the Nebraska Humanities Council, and Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area.