Hearing Radmilla

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Hearing Radmilla

  1. Saturday, March 3, 2012 3:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Hearing Radmilla

Growing up in Navajo Nation, Radmilla Cody was tormented by others due to her mixed Native- and African-American heritage.  In her early twenties, Cody entered the Miss Navajo Nation competition, showcasing her fluency in Diné and expertise in traditional Navajo skills.  Her election as the first bi-racial Miss Navajo Nation was fraught with controversy.  A few years later an abusive relationship with a drug dealer led to her indictment in federal court.  Documentary filmmaker Angela Webb follows Cody as she overcomes adversity and eventually finds solace through music.

(HD Cam presentation)

This screening is sponsored by the Native American Graduate Student Association, IUSA, First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, Black Film Center/Archive, Department of American Studies, Department of Anthropology and IU Cinema

Director Angela Webb is scheduled to be present.


Reception
Following the screening, the Native American Graduate Student Association will be hosting a reception at the Black Film Center/Archive in the lower level of the Wells Library. They will be serving a free dinner as well as hosting a discussion with the director of Hearing Radmilla, Angela Webb. Anyone attending the screening is invited to the reception.