2022 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

OCTOBER EVENTS

Pasang: In The Shadow Of Everest

Oct. 28 & 31, 2022

LIVE FILM: “Pasang: In The Shadow of Everest”

“PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest” chronicles Pasang Lhamu Sherpa’s tragic and inspiring journey to become the first Nepali woman to summit Everest in 1993. As an uneducated, indigenous woman and a Buddhist in a Hindu kingdom, Pasang’s dream to scale the legendary mountain pits her against family, foreign climbers, her own government, and nature itself. Her determined pursuit of Everest plays out within the context of her nation’s quest for democracy and the emergence of the commercial climbing industry. As told by the Nepalis who knew her, by some of the world’s most notable alpinists, and by Pasang herself, “PASANG: The Shadow of Everest,” documents her historic quest that would transfix her country and uplift a new generation’s belief in its possibilities.

“Pasang” was an official selection of the 2022 CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival last May and showed to a sold-out theatre. If you missed it, you can still catch the film this month as Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St., Bellingham) October 28 at 5 p.m. and October 31 at 5:25 p.m. Tickets are available on The Pickford’s website here.

NOVEMBER EVENTS

Daughter of a Lost Bird

Nov. 14, 2022

LIVE FILM: “Daughter Of A Lost Bird”

“Lost birds”––a term for Native children adopted out of their tribal communities. Right after the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 became the law of the land, Kendra Mylnechuk Potter was adopted into a white family and raised with no knowledge of her Native parentage. This beautiful and intimate film follows Kendra on her journey to find her birth mother April, also a Native adoptee, and return to her Lummi homelands in Washington State. 

CASCADIA will present “Daughter of A Lost Bird” live at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 at Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St., Bellingham) in recognition of Native American Heritage Month. Tickets will be on sale soon on Pickford Film Center’s website here. Run-time 57 minutes.

Daughter of a Lost Bird

Nov. 17-20 & 24-27, 2022

ONLINE FILM: “Daughter Of A Lost Bird”

“Lost birds”––a term for Native children adopted out of their tribal communities. Right after the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 became the law of the land, Kendra Mylnechuk Potter was adopted into a white family and raised with no knowledge of her Native parentage. This beautiful and intimate film follows Kendra on her journey to find her birth mother April, also a Native adoptee, and return to her Lummi homelands in Washington State. 

CASCADIA will present “Daughter of A Lost Bird” online in recognition of Native American Heritage Month. Online tickets will be available on our website soon. Run-time 57 minutes.

DECEMBER EVENTS

Piedra Libre

Dec. 11, 2022

LIVE FILM EVENT: “Piede Libre”

Six women perform ancestral dances. They move, weaving recollections of a dictatorship that is still folded into their biographies, their memory, and their bodies. If horror is the limit of language, then dance is there like the underside of the fabric. This auteur documentary tells the story of the Afro Dance Company Oduduwa, which since its inception inspired the growing participation of hundreds of dancers in street performances for Memory Day in Argentina.

Directed by Alejandra Vassallo and Pia Sicardi, the film extends the limits of the genre and the edges of memory. As if guided by the very plasticity of the dance, it expands the matter of our identity, our memory. “Piedra Libre” is not just a movie to watch, in its spirit of collectiveness, like all that is real, it transpires the body.

CASCADIA will present “Piede Libre” at 4 p.m. Sunday, December 11, at the Firehouse Arts & Entertainment Center in Fairhaven (1314 Harris St., Bellingham).

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