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"From the Badlands to Alcatraz" Film Screening
Date Wednesday June 12
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Western Addition Branch, 1550 Scott Street; and Portrero Branch, 1616 20th Street, of the San Francisco Public Library.
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorPete Verral
Emailpverral [at]
AddressSan Francisco
The award-winning documentary "From the Badlands to Alcatraz" will screen June 12 and 26 at two branches of the San Francisco Public Library. Q&A session with producer/director Nancy Iverson will follow the screenings.

Wednesday, June 12 @ 6 p.m.
Western Addition Branch, SFPL
1550 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA
Tel: 415-355-5727

Wednesday, June 26 @ 6 p.m.
Portrero Branch, SFPL
1616 20th Street
San Francisco, CA
Tel: 355-2822

"This lovely film chronicles the heroic effort of Oglala Lakota people to reclaim health and spiritual power by swimming from Alcatraz to San Francisco. As daunting as it is for anyone, for land-locked people who had only six days to train, it is an enormous undertaking. The film chronicles not only the event but also the struggle for those living on Pine Ridge Reservation to change their diet and overall health in the face of staggering poverty..."
-- Peter Coyote (Actor and Author)

The Alcatraz/San Francisco swim event is a component of San Francisco-based PATHSTAR’s year-round activities to inspire healthy nutrition and active lifestyle practices in tribal communities. The swim concludes the annual PATHSTAR Alcatraz Swim Week, an intensive, hands-on program that focuses on lifestyle coaching, healthy nutrition education and fitness activities.

The 2013 program will be held October 6-14. For details, please visit


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