Columbus Day Legacy

Bennie Klain

USA, Documentary, 2010
35 min, MiniDV/8mm Super, Color/Black & White


Columbus Day Legacy explores the quintessential American issues of free speech and ethnic pride against the backdrop of the ongoing Columbus Day controversy in Denver, Colorado. Since its recent incarnation in 1992, the 500th anniversary of America's "discovery," the Italian-American community in Denver has wholeheartedly celebrated its revered holiday, much to the dismay of the many local Native Americans. Both the Italian- and Native American communities are strong, vibrant, and tight-knit. Columbus Day Legacy conveys this sense of community on both sides of this vigorous debate while addressing the conflicts involving freedom of speech, the interpretation of history, and what it means to be an "American."


World Premiere


Producer: Leighton C. Peterson
Production Companies: TricksterFilms
Cinematographer: Marko Slavnic, Nancy Schiesari
Editor: Bennie Klain
Sound Design: William Riddle
Music: Various Artists
Print Source: Bennie Klain - TricksterFilms, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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