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Film - Documentary

Documentary screening: “The Last Prairie”

With Director John O’Keefe

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Center for Great Plains Studies Room: Great Plains Art Museum
1155 Q St.
Lincoln NE 68588
Directions: 11th and Q streets
Katie Nieland, (402) 472-3965,
Join director John O’Keefe, professor of Theology and Journalism at Creighton University, and Mary Ann Vinton, associate professor of biology at Creighton University, for a screening of “The Last Prairie.” The film examines the Sandhills through the perspectives of ecologists, those who live and work there, and the Indigenous people whose ancestors were driven off the land.

About the film:

“‘The Last Prairie’ is a film about the Nebraska Sandhills, a vast grassland in Nebraska. Its 20,000 square miles comprise the largest area of stabilized sand dunes in the Western Hemisphere and it has been recently described as the most intact temperate grassland on earth.

The film offers an intimate portrait of the Sandhills, presented through voices of three different communities: ecologists who study the region’s biodiversity; people who live and work there; and Native Lakota people whose ancestors were killed to make way for American westward expansion. The Sandhills, however, is the main character, and the primary voice.”

After the documentary, O’Keefe and Vinton will do a short Q&A with the audience. This event is free, open to the public, and in-person only.

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This event originated in Center for Great Plains Studies.