The 5th Annual Oneota Film Festival has made Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 an Official Selection in their documentary category. The film will screen during the 3:00-5:00 p.m. Oneota Film Festival on Saturday, March 1 at Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa.
A 3-part series, Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 &3 pick up where Lost Nation: The Ioway 1 left off. The Ioway were forcibly removed from their ancestral homeland of Iowa in 1837 to a reservation on the border of Nebraska and Northeast Kansas. 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, and achieved successful land claims and self-determination in the1970s.
Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 was also selected among 113 entries from 24 countries for The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival which will be held in Eugene, Oregon May 9-13, 2014.
"The quality of the entries is very high and we will be showing films that are among the best in the world in the archaeology/cultural heritage genre, so a selection in TAC competition is an accomplishment," said Festival Director Dr. Richard Pettigrew.
The documentary was an Official Selection at the Landlocked Film Festival in August 2013 and won the Best Feature-Length Documentary award at the Iowa Independent Film Festival in October 2013 with representatives of the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma in attendance. The documentary films premiered in Iowa City at the Museum of Natural History in March 2013 with members of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, and the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma appearing for the special event.
Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, 2 & 3 were partially funded by grants from Humanities Iowa, and Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area, the Kansas Humanities Council, the Oklahoma Humanities Council, Humanities Nebraska, the Wisconsin Humanities Council, the South Dakota Humanities Council, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information about the award winning films Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, 2 & 3 or to purchase the DVDs, visit http://www.fourthwallfilms.com/dvds.htm.