Unreserved: the Work of Louie Gong

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Thu, 04/14/2011 - 09:45
Director: 
Tracy Rector
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14min
year: 
2009
country: 
USA

Pacific Northwest Native American artist and activist Louie Gong uses Coast Salish art with pop culture icon Vans Shoes, to create custom skate shoes. While many are drawn to his shoes because they represent the meeting of multiple worlds, others simply appreciate their freshness and originality. Thursday, April 14, 9:45 AM VancityTheatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver

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Executive Director of Longhouse Media, Tracy Rector, M.Ed. (Seminole) is a Native American Education Specialist who is well respected nationally for her work in Native education and film. An educator in media, social justice, and cultural practices, including traditional medicine and health, Tracy is an accomplished filmmaker and co-founder of Longhouse Media and it's youth program Native Lens. She has also worked extensively with the Seattle Art Museum and IslandWood, an environmental learning center, to develop Native American based, culturally appropriate, and environmental themed curriculum, exhibits, and films. Her films have been featured on Independent Lens, PBS, National Geographic and at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.