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Finding D-QU

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Finding D-QU Intro

Overview

Genre
Contemporary Issues, Social Issues, Culture, and Minorities
Synopsis

In 2005, D-Q University, California’s only tribal college, was shut down after a 35-year struggle. Since then, the school’s board of trustees, past students, and community members have tried to reopen the school against all odds. Finding D-QU looks at the often-conflictive relationship between the board and the property’s illegal occupants. This current struggle frames the history of the school, beginning with its establishment in the midst of 1960s civil rights activism and outlines its original vision as a space for self-determined higher education. The film provides a lens in which we can critically examine the wider American Indian movement toward self-determination and sovereignty in its historical context and as it exists today.

Stage
finished
Running time
26 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Pacific Line Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
2007-2009
Locations
Davis, Winters, Sacramento, California

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Festivals
Slamdance, Cine Las Americas, Santa Cruz, Sacramento International, Humboldt, American Indian, DocMiami, SF Frozen, Society for Visual Anthropology, Davis, LA Skins Fest
Awards
Nominated Best Doc Short Doc Miami, Accolade Award of Merit, Doc Finalist Humboldt Film Festival
Distribution
Third World Newsreel
Language
English
Subtitles
not yet

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