Moline, IL, February 11, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Two years after its premiere, the award-winning film "Lost Nation: The Ioway" will mark its 100th public showing with a special free screening event at Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island on February 20th, 2010 at 7pm. Documentary filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle will host a discussion and Q&A following the presentation.
"Ioway," which explores the nearly forgotten story of the Ioway Tribe, has won several top awards at film festivals, and is an Official Selection at the Archaeology Channel’s International Film Festival in Eugene, Oregon in May. The film was released nationally on DVD in the fall of 2008, and will have its broadcast debut on Midwestern PBS stations this fall.
“I grew up visiting Black Hawk State Historic Site and it is the perfect place to celebrate the 100th showing of the documentary," said Director Kelly Rundle.
As a result of the documentary’s success and interest, the husband and wife team have begun production on a sequel to "Ioway." The first film focused on the Ioway from 1700 to 1837. The two new one-hour documentaries will bring the Ioway story up to date, from 1838-the present. The project has the support of both Ioway tribes and the two films will be released on a single DVD in 2012.
The special centennial showing of "Lost Nation: The Ioway" will take place on Saturday, February 20th, 7:00pm at Black Hawk State Historic Site’s Watch Tower Lodge, 1510 46th Avenue, Rock Island. A Q&A discussion with the Rundles and a special guest will follow the 1-hour documentary. The program will also feature a display of items related to Ioway history and culture, and the making of the film. Admission is free.
Ioway was funded in part by Humanities Iowa, the Kansas Humanities Council, the Oklahoma Humanities Council, Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).