UmoNhoN Iye – The Omaha Speaking Film Screening

past event

May 10, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Doors open at 6:00 pm; Screening at 7:00 pm


Open to the Public

Keeping Language Alive.

Only a handful of Native American fluent speakers remain of the Omaha Tribe. Fluent speaking elders reflect on growing up speaking their native language, the efforts that was taken from outsiders to phase it out and why it is so important to preserve it. Hopefulness is expressed by the elders and a dedicated group of educators attempts to keep their language alive. Join us for a screening of this important and meaningful documentary directed by Brigitte Timmerman that has won awards at The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Red Nation International Film Festival, and her film was the offical selection at the Omaha Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival, and more. Space is limited and registration is required.

About Brigitte Timmerman: Brigitte Timmerman is President of the Nebraska Film Association who advocates for filmmaking in the state of Nebraska. Brigitte received her groundwork in filmmaking as a member of Chicago Filmmakers Coop. During her membership at Chicago Filmmakers, she focused on documentaries. While there, she was instructed and influenced by many talented Academy Award Nominated and Emmy award-winning filmmakers. Brigitte herself is an award-winning filmmaker with honors in the Best Documentary category at the 2018 Red Nation International Film Festival and The National Cowboy and Heritage Museum 2019 Heritage Awards with her latest feature length documentary UmoNhoN Iye The Omaha Speaking.

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