Pageant Girls, Navajo Style

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Independent Lens, ChasDOC, and etv are presenting another quality independent film at the downtown library tomorrow night (Thurs. Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.). Miss Navajo brings a little taste of Sundance right here to Chucktown. And you don't have to worry about paying art house prices, because it's free.

Here's from the press release:

Miss Navajo is an affectionate and engaging look at the annual Miss Navajo pageant. Directed by Billy Luther, whose own mother was crowned Miss Navajo 1966, the film reveals the inner beauty of the young women who compete in this 'celebration of womanhood.' Not only must contestants exhibit poise and grace as those in typical pageants, they must also answer tough questions in Navajo and demonstrate proficiency in skills essential to daily tribal life: fry-bread making, rug weaving — and sheep butchering!

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