March Point

Annie Silverstein, Tracy Rector

USA, Documentary, 2008
57 min, HD, Color
English

 

In the late 1950’s, two refineries were built on March Point, an area that was once part of the Swinomish reservation by treaty. March Point tells the story of three Swinomish teens’ awakening to the destruction these refineries have brought to their communities. Ambivalent environmental ambassadors at the onset, the boys grapple with their assignment with humor, sarcasm and a candid self-knowledge. But as their filmmaking evolves, they experience the need to understand and tell their stories, and the power of this process changes their lives. March Point was an official selection of PBS's Independent Lens and won an Audience Award at the Indigenous Green Environmental Film Festival.

 

Austin Premiere

www.marchpointmovie.com

 

Annie Silverstein and Tracy Rector launched the Native Lens program in partnership with the Swinomish Indian Tribe which was the beginning of their non-profit media organization Longhouse Media. In 2007, Silverstein moved to Rio de Janeiro for one year to work on a case study on the social impact of teaching media making to Rio's underprivileged youth. Tracy Rector (Seminole) earned her Masters in Education from Antioch University with an emphasis on indigenous approaches to learning. She specializes in Native American Studies, traditional plant medicine and documentary film.

 

Producer: Annie Silverstein, Tracy Rector
Production Companies: Longhouse Media
Screenwriter: Annie Silverstein, Tracy Rector, Nick Clark, Cody Cayou, Travis Tom
Cinematographer: Annie Silverstein, Tracy Rector, Nick Clark, Cody Cayou, Travis Tom
Editor: Eric Frith, Amanda Larson
Sound Design: Bad Animals
Music: Force Theory
Cast: Nick Clark, Cody Cayou, Travis Tom

march point

 

Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)

Thur. April 22 7:00PM

Accompanied by special presentation of youth films produced through Longhouse Media/Native Lens.

FREE

 

Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)

Tues. April 27 7:00PM

Accompanied by special presentation of youth films produced through Longhouse Media/Native Lens.

FREE

Producers/Directors Annie Silverstein and Tracy Rector in attendance.