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Speaker Richard Van Camp, member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, NWT, Canada
Date Sep 13, 2013
Time 7:00 pm  
Location Armory 101, Armory Building, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Cost Free and Open to the Public
Sponsor Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee and co-sponsored by the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of English, the Institute of Communications Research, Department of Latina/Latino Studies, Native American House, the Department of Anthropology, and The Learning to See Systems initiative at the Center for People and Infrastructures
Phone 217.265.9870
Event type Film
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Premiered to critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and based on the celebrated novel by Richard Van Camp, The Lesser Blessed is an eye-opening depiction of what it is like to be a vulnerable teenager in today’s modern world. Through the eyes of Larry Sole, a First Nation teenager filled with bravado and angst, fragile and yet angry, seeking clarity clouded by confusion, seeking to belong without belonging, comes the story of three unlikely friends isolated in a small rural town discovering what they can of life and love amid racial tensions and the recklessness of youth, in a world clouded by a dark mystery from his past.

Q&A after will follow after the film with author Richard Van Camp

The Lesser Blessed is part of the American Indian Studies Fall 2013 Symposium Digital Indigeneities: (Re)mediations, Old and New.