Emmy® nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films will showcase the third in their three-part documentary series Lost Nation: The Ioway 3 at Ottumwa’s Bridge View Center, Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. The free event is sponsored by the Ottumwa Area Arts Council.
When the Ioway were forcibly removed from their ancestral homeland of Iowa in 1837 to a reservation on the border of Nebraska and Northeast Kansas, Ioway leader White Cloud (The Younger) believed his people must relocate to survive. But intermarriage, broken treaties and the end of communal living led to a split in 1878 and the establishment of a second Ioway tribe in Oklahoma. Both tribes endured hardship and challenges to their traditions and culture to achieve successful land claims and self-determination in the1970s. Lost Nation: The Ioway 3 brings the dramatic Ioway story full circle.
The Quad City filmmakers received a nomination for an Emmy for their documentary Country School: One Room - One Nation. They received numerous film festival awards for Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, and Ioway 2&3 was recently awarded “Best Documentary” at the Iowa Independent Film Festival. The films continue screening throughout the U.S. The documentaries have been released nationally on a single full-featured DVD. An alternative soundtrack in the nearly extinct Ioway language is included on the DVD. Broadcasts on Midwestern PBS stations are slated for 2014.
The special Ottumwa Area Arts Council free screening of Lost Nation: The Ioway 3 will take place at the Bridge View Center, 102 Church Street, Ottumwa, Iowa at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2013. The filmmakers will take part in Q&A following the documentary. The film contains mature themes and historical images that may be disturbing to young children.
Lost Nation: The Ioway 2&3 was partially funded by grants from Humanities Iowa, and Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area, as well as humanities councils in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and South Dakota, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information about the Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3 visit www.IowayMovie.com.