BAR HARBOR — The Abbe Museum presents the first installment of their 6th Annual Native American Film Series, “In the Light of Reverence,” on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. This year’s film series will draw on the theme of balance featured in the Twisted Path III exhibit.
“In the Light of Reverence” explores American culture’s relationship to nature in three places considered sacred by native peoples: the Colorado Plateau in the Southwest, Mount Shasta in California and Devils Tower in Wyoming. Rich in minerals and timber and beloved by recreational users, these “holy lands” exert a spiritual gravity which pulls Native Americans into conflicts with mining companies, New Age practitioners and rock climbers. Ironically, all sides see themselves as besieged. Their battles tell a new story of culture clashes in an ancient landscape.
This film screening is free, open to the public and made possible by Reel Pizza.