Ishi's Return

October 29, 2016 - 11:00am

ISHI'S RETURN is about Ishi, billed in 1911 as the "last wild Indian" when he wandered out of the woods in Oroville, California, and became a national sensati


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Ishi’s Return is a half-hour film about Ishi, billed in 1911 as the “last wild Indian,” when he wandered out of the woods in Oroville, California, and became a national sensation. When Ishi died, his brain was removed and sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

An award-winning filmmaker with a passion for history and social justice, Roberta Grossman has written and produced more than forty hours of documentary television.

Leslie Clark is an award-winning producer, director and writer with over thirty years of experience.

Ishi’s Return is a half-hour film about Ishi, billed in 1911 as the “last wild Indian,” when he wandered out of the woods in Oroville, California, and became a national sensation. When Ishi died, his brain was removed and sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Eighty years later, his descendants in California fought to have his remains repatriated to his ancestral home. Ishi’s Return is from Native filmmakers Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapaho) and Brian Wescott (Athabascan/Yup'ik) and producer Roberta Grossman (500 Nations, Homeland).

 
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A provocative film from the American Indian perspective that reframes today’s controversial energy debate while the fate of the environment hangs in the balance.

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Don't Miss March 1 Deadline for Film Projects
Film Screenings Encourage Dialogue, Cultural Understanding
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New Film Follows Two Parallel Stories in History
Job Opportunities
Film Festival Opportunities
Training and Other Opportunities
Funding Opportunities
Fellowship and Internship Opportunities

Educators

Complement classroom discussion about America's energy future with this film, and help students comprehend the debate about the best use of natural resources.