Navajo Math Circles has been selected for the 19th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival), originally conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The festival will be held from October 20 to 30, 2016, in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco. This year's festival theme is Compass for a Better World. Watch for more news and a screening date.
Navajo Math Circles screens October 15, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Bluff Arts Festival Saturday Night Film Festival in Bluff, Utah, with other indigenous films. The screening is at the Bluff Community Center, 190 N. Third Street East, Bluff, Utah. A $5 admission includes refreshments; students 17 years and under are free. Meet filmmaker George Csicsery and mathematicians Henry Fowler, Tatiana Shubin, Bob Klein and Hugo Rossi, along with Navajo students and their families. See the festival's Facebook page for more information about events (October 14 to 16).
Navajo Math Circles premieres on PBS during Spotlight Education Week, a special week of programming starting September 12 that examines the challenges facing today's students and America's education system. View the Navajo Math Circles page on the PBS website featuring film trailers and photos. The film will re-broadcast on PBS channels over the following three years. (Check local PBS listings to find out when the film will be aired; some screenings will be later.)
Zala Films is proud to present the music videoGrand Daddy Took a Train by Bonni on her debut album Get Your Ticket. Filmed with vocalist Bonni performing her original composition at the Niles Canyon Railroad Museum, Grand Daddy Took a Train was directed and produced by George Csicsery. Cinematography is by noted San Francisco Bay Area filmmaker Ashley James. Filmmakers Hilary Morgan and Tal Skloot filmed second unit and additional sequences. The video was edited by Asali Echols, Kyung Lee and Tal Skloot.
A discussion following the screening features Dr. Kathy DeerInWater, director of Special Projects for the Colorado Chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), along with Navajo Math Camp graduates Jaime Tsosie and Brandon Hobbs, and mathematicians involved in the Navajo Nation Math Circles project.
The National Museum of Mathematics in New York City will screen Navajo Math Circles on Tuesday, June 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dr. Tatiana Shubin of San Jose State University, co-founder and co-director of the Navajo Nation Math Circles (NNMC) project, Dr. Robert Klein of Ohio University and co-director of NNMC, film producer / director George Csicsery and six Navajo Math Circles students will be present for a Q&A following the screening. Register here for the screening. For more information, call 212-542-0566.
György Lázár writes in the Hungarian Free Press about the 90th birthday celebration in Kolozsvár (Cluj, Romania) of Hungarian musicologist Zoltán Kallós. Kallós's visits to musicians in villages around Transylvania and Romanian Moldavia are the subject of the film, Songs Along a Stony Road, which the author references as "a visually stunning documentary." (Note that the film is completed and can be ordered through this website.)