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Bison Nation: Walking Sacred Sites

Saturday Oct 29, 2016

6500 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120


Donations encouraged


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A documentary about the last wild bison followed by a question and answer session with the director.

Film screening of a newly released documentary from award-winning filmmaker Elke Duerr.

Enjoy this unique film experience while taking in the view of the Sandia Mountains on our outdoor patio!

Please bring your own lawn chairs / blankets.

WHERE: Open Space Visitor Center | 6500 Coors Blvd NW at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd. between Montaño and Paseo del Norte.

October 29th, 2016 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Films runs 1 hour, ten minutes

Admission is a suggested “pay what you can” donation. All proceeds will benefit the Open Space Alliance and the Web of Life Foundation.

From the Award-winning director Elke Duerr, comes Bison Nation: Walking Sacred Sites. The first opportunity to view this film in New Mexico will be outdoors, under the stars at the stunning Open Space Visitor Center in celebration of its tenth anniversary.

Introduction and Blessing by Peggy Wellknownbuffalo from the Crow Nation & Director Elke Duerr

Buffalo Dance by Jim Red Eagle of the Nakota/Dakota/Lakota Nation

Screening of Bison Nation, 70 minutes

Q & A with the director, book signing

We are still here. This is our story, the story of the bison, who inhabit the Northern Hemisphere. You might also know us as buffalo, tatanka, zubr, wisent, basha, Inii, ethanon, tatanga, It is a comical story, because sometimes we are caught in politics, colonialism or religion. It is a story of disconnection and destruction as well as a story of hope, resilience, beauty, interconnectedness, return and reunion. We are walking sacred sites because we take care of our biggest sacred site: The Earth.

Elke is a filmmaker, conservationist and teacher and the founder and director of the nonprofit Web of Life Foundation W.O.L.F. Her favorite classes are with children as she loves to debunk myths and preconceived notions about our animals and natural world and revolutionize the way we see and experience nature.

Her full-length documentary “Stories of Wolves-The Lobo returns” premiered in Santa Fe, New Mexico in October of 2011. She is the recent recipient of four awards for this film: Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards Stories of Wolves Documentary Feature Jury Mention, Hollywood Independent Documentary Awards Stories of Wolves Feature Winner, Hollywood Independent Documentary Awards Woman Filmmaker Feature Winner, and International Independent Film Awards Documentary Feature Silver Winner 2016.

The Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors Blvd. NW between Montaño Rd. and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd.  The Center is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and closed Mondays.  Call 897-8831 for more information or visit

See also: Reel World

Ghosts of the Plains

Albuquerque’s Open Space Visitor Center, located at 6500 Coors NW, will host the New Mexico premiere of Bison Nation: Walking Sacred Sites on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8pm. This is the second feature-length documentary by award-winning film producer and director Elke Duerr. The film, a follow-up to Duerr’s Stories of Wolves: The Lobo Returns, takes a look at the last remaining wild bison herds in the Northern Hemisphere. In addition to the film, there will be an opening blessing from Wellknownbuffalo of the Crow Nation and a special Buffalo Dance performed by Jim Red Eagle of the Nakota/Dakota/Lakota Nation. Ms. Duerr will host a post-film question and answer session as well.

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