- Contemporary Issues, Social Issues, Culture, and Minorities
In 2005, D-Q University, Californiaâ€™s only tribal college, was shut down after a 35-year struggle. Since then, the schoolâ€™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 propertyâ€™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.
- Running time
- 26 minutes
- Chris Newman ... Director, Producer, Camera, Editor
- Prod. Co.
- Pacific Line Productions
- United States
- Years of Production
- Davis, Winters, Sacramento, California
- Release year
- Slamdance, Cine Las Americas, Santa Cruz, Sacramento International, Humboldt, American Indian, DocMiami, SF Frozen, Society for Visual Anthropology, Davis, LA Skins Fest
- Nominated Best Doc Short Doc Miami, Accolade Award of Merit, Doc Finalist Humboldt Film Festival
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