Lost Nation: The Ioway 3, by award-winning documentary filmmakers Kelly & Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, is an Official Selection in the documentary category at the Iowa Independent Film Festival held October 3-5, 2014 in Mason City, Iowa at the Historic Park Inn, the last hotel built by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
The last in the 3-part series, Lost Nation: The Ioway 3 picks up where Ioway 2 ends, with the Ioway tribe splitting into two separate Nations. The Ioway people entered the 20th Century amid American Indian policies aimed at Native American assimilation. From the Ghost Dance to the American Indian Movement, the Ioway experienced cultural disintegration and rebirth. Successful land claims in the 1970’s propelled both tribes toward greater self-determination and a revival of time-honored Native traditions.
Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 received the "Best Documentary-Feature" award at last year's film festival, with representatives of the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma in attendance to accept the award with filmmakers Kelly & Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films.
The Iowa Independent Film Festival was founded by film actress Tanna Frederick (an Iowa native) and writer/screenwriter Richard Schinnow. The festival is in its seventh year and has been attended by film producer/director Henry Jaglom, and prominent actors, directors and producers from Los Angeles and New York including Karen Black, David Proval, Andre Gregory, Randall Kleiser, Mark Rydell, Judd Nelson, Marilyn Mason and Ralph Senensky.
Lost Nation: The Ioway 3 will screen on Friday, October 3 in the Blythe Room 3:00 p.m. and in the main Ballroom on Saturday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m.
Following the Saturday screening of Ioway 3, Emmy® nominated filmmakers Kelly & Tammy Rundle will give a special presentation on documentary filmmaking--the vision, challenges and rewards of bringing history to life. The session will include excerpts from their new documentary Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg, produced with their partner on the project Emmy® nominated writer Garry McGee. Movie Star will be released nationally in 2015.
The Historic Park in is located at 7 West State Street in Mason City, Iowa. For Iowa Independent Film Festival ticket information, click HERE. For more information about the festival, film schedule and events, visit www.iowaindie.org.
Lost Nation: The Ioway 2&3 was partially funded by grants from Humanities Iowa, Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area, the Kansas Humanities Council, Oklahoma Humanities Council, Humanities Nebraska, Wisconsin Humanities Council, South Dakota Humanities Council, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The film projects have the support of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, and the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma. For more information about Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3 visit www.IowayMovie.com.
Fourth Wall Films is an award-winning independent film and video production company formerly located in Los Angeles, and now based in Moline, Illinois.