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Saturday, February 19, 2011


HPCC Hosts PBS P.O.V. Film
The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center will host a screening of the P.B.S. documentary film “In the Light of Reverence” by filmmakers Christopher Mcleod and Malinda Maynor. This event will be held on Friday, March 18th at 6:30 PM inside the Indian Temple Mound Museum Lazarus Education Center during Downtown Art Walk in Fort Walton Beach.  It is free and open to the public. This event is in collaboration with P.O.V., a PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series.  The screening is part of a free program of film screenings and artist discussions titled P.O.V. Film Screening and Event Series hosted by Heritage Park and Full Circle Art Gallery.
Film Synopsis: Devils Tower. The Four Corners. Mount Shasta. All places of extraordinary beauty — and impassioned controversy — as Indians and non-Indians struggle to co-exist with very different ideas about how the land should be used. For Native Americans, the land is sacred and akin to the world's greatest cathedrals. For others, the land should be used for industry and recreation. Narrated by Peter Coyote and Tantoo Cardinal (Metis), In the Light of Reverence is a beautifully rendered account of the struggles of the Lakota in the Black Hills, the Hopi in Arizona and the Wintu in California to protect their sacred sites. An Independent Television Service (ITVS) & Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT) Co-presentation and a Television Race Initiative (TRI) Selection.
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 275 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
Heritage Park & Cultural Center is located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE.  Museum operating hours for the fall are 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, and closed on Sunday. For further information please call 850-833-9595.
The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center is a community outreach division of the City and is committed to providing area historical educational programming.

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