Library offers film screening

Alpena County Library invites the public to an evening with Michigan filmmaker Audrey Geyer and the screening her documentary, “Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience.”

This program will be presented Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in conjunction with the traveling exhibition, Native Voices: Native People’s Concepts of Health and Illness by the Special Collections Department.

Made possible in part through the support of the Michigan Humanities Council and the American Library Association, Geyer will facilitate a discussion of her film, which invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the Midwest.

The film dispels the myth that American Indians have disappeared from the American horizon, and reveals how they continue to persist, heal from the past, confront the challenges of today, keep their culture alive and make great contributions to society.

Support for this program was also provided by the Friends of the Alpena Library.

For more information visit www.alpenalibrary.org or call 989.356.6188 ext 17.