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"From the Badlands to Alcatraz"

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Date:
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Pete Verral
Email:
pverral#sbcglobal.net
Phone:
(415) 831-4188
Address:
351 28th Avenue
Location Details:
San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, Theater 39, The Embacadero and Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

"From the Badlands to Alcatraz" chronicles the heroic journey of Lakota Sioux from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota as they arrive in San Francisco and prepare for the extreme challenge of swimming from Alcatraz to the San Francisco shore, moving beyond limitations and reclaiming health and spiritual power for themselves and members of their tribe.

The film will screen at the 10 a.m. program, Sunday, February 7 at the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival Theater 39, The Embarcadero and Beach Street, San Francisco. For ticket information visit: http://www.oceanfilmfest.org.

"From the Badlands to Alcatraz" documents not only the Alcatraz swim, but also the struggle for people living on the Pine Ridge Reservation to change their diet and overall health in the face of crushing poverty. Producer/Director Dr. Nancy Iverson, a San Francisco pediatrician, cared for Pine Ridge families in the 1990s. Her film developed from PATHSTAR (http://www.pathstar.org), a nonprofit she co-founded to help reservation people live healthier lives. Every year, Iverson brings Pine Ridge people to San Francisco to participate in a week-long program culminating with the Alcatraz swim.
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jan 17, 2010 12:27PM
§"From the Badlands to Alcatraz"
by Pete Verral
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Lakota Sioux Alkapoane White Calf swimming from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco.

Photo Courtesy: PATHSTAR (http://www.pathstar.org)
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