Please mark your calendars for this year’s film series, which focuses on Native American culture, tying in with UNC’s 2014 summer reading book The Round House, by Louise Erdrich. The third film in the series is Fry Bread Babes.
The Library Diversity Committee will show and discuss the third of three films focusing on a theme of Native American culture. Fry Bread Babes, directed by Steffany Suttle (Lummi) is a powerful and intimate new film that explores Native women, body image, and identity. Six Native American women discuss issues of body image and identity, candidly and with humor. Elaine Miles (Cayuse-Nez Perce), best know for her role as Marilyn Whirlwind on the television series “Northern Exposure,” is one of the six interviewees. What is the impact of growing up without seeing images in the media who look like your mother and aunties? In 21st century American mass media, where are the Native American women?