Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 will open The Archaeology Channel's International Film and Video Festival in Eugene, Oregon on Friday evening, May 9, 2014. The award-winning documentary by Kelly & Tammy Rundle will screen in the Shedd Institude Recital Hall, 868 High Street, at 7:50 p.m. followed by the Keynote address by Dr. Jean Clottes, who is an acknowledged world leader in the study of rock art and was a principal adviser for film-maker Werner Herzog in his 2010 production of the acclaimed 3D documentary about Chauvet Cave, Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
"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.
Ioway 2 is among 18 films selected from all over the world to be showcased at the film festival. Lost Nation: The Ioway 1 was an official selection in 2008.
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.