Presented by the Park School Parents’ Association, the Cultural Diversity Film & Discussion Series has been meeting since 1995. The purpose of the group is to provide a forum for parents, faculty, students, and members of the community to celebrate multiculturalism and to achieve a greater understanding of diversity issues. All events are free and open to the public.
THE THICK DARK FOG
In the 1950’s, the U.S. government sent hundreds of thousands of Native American Indian children to boarding schools with the mission of removing all traces of Indian culture. The Thick Dark Fog features Lakota “Walter” Littlemoon from Wounded Knee, who attended a federal Indian boarding school in South Dakota sixty years ago.
Children were stripped of all outward expression of their culture, not allowed to speak their native languages, and were subjected to physical and emotional abuse. At age 58, Walter decided to explore the “thick dark fog” of his memories of the boarding school days as a way to help his children understand his past. The film follows Walter as he begins to reclaim all that he has lost.
This film has received several awards including Winner, Best Documentary, American Indian Film Festival.
For additional information: 410-339-4147. This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m.
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208