World Premiere of “Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film”

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The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is proud to announce the world premiere of Sam Wainwright Douglas’ documentary film “Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film” in New York City February 18 and 19, 2017, at the esteemed Museum of Modern Art’s Doc Fortnight 2017: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media.

Read about NACF’s support of Postcommodity’s installation Repellent Fence here.

About “Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film” (2017, USA; 74 minutes; directed by Sam Wainwright Douglas)

What began as a documentary on the “land art” movement in the US soon evolved to focus on Repellent Fence—a temporary, two-mile-long art installation that intersected the US/Mexico border in October 2015, spearheaded by Postcommodity, an activist/art collective consisting of three Native American artists. The artists “put land art in a tribal context” in “a metaphorical suture stitching together cultures that have inhabited these lands long before borders were drawn.” The story of this timely work is intercut with scenes from major land art works like Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty and Nancy Holt’s The Sun Tunnels.

About the World Premiere at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City:

Screenings will also feature “Smoke That Travels,” an autobiographical documentary directed by Kayla Briet (Prairie Band Potawatomi).

  • Saturday, February 18, 4:30 pm. Post-screening discussion with Douglas, Postcommodity, and Briet. Tickets go on sale February 4.
  • Sunday, February 19, 2:30 pm. Post-screening discussion with Douglas, Postcommodity, and Briet. Tickets go on sale February 5.

Purchase tickets, and learn more about Doc Fortnight 2017: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media

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