We are so excited to announce the premier of our new film, The Drum Keeper.
A free screening of The Drum Keeper will take place on September 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the YP Cultural Center.
Concessions will be sold by Teens Acting Against Violence (TAAV) members.
The Drum Keeper follows the story of an intertribal drum, created in Bethel and used in drumming circles and talking circles for many years. This drum has provided a space around which many different groups of people have come together to share stories and strategies for living a healthy life and fostering respectful relationships. As the creator of the drum moves on to his home downstates, this film captures the effort, through TWC’s Engaging Men and Boys program, to pass on the care of the drum to a young man from Bethel attending Kuskokwim Learning Academy. At its heart, this is a film about the connection between the love, energy and skill required to care for a drum and learning to apply those same efforts to caring for each other and ourselves.
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