Older Than America


Part of our “Native Voices” program and the Native American women filmmakers night.

Director: Georgina Lightning
Country: US (2008)
Language: English
Running Time: 102 minutes
Screening: Thursday, March 26, 9:00 p.m.
Director Georgina Lightning will be on hand for Q&A.

A woman’s haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest’s sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking about the atrocities that took place at her Native American boarding school. A contemporary drama of suspense, Older Than America, filmed on location in Cloquet, Minnesota, delves into the lasting impact of the cultural genocide and loss of identity that occurred at these institutions across the United States and Canada.

Older Than America was recognized as best dramatic feature at the 2008 Flyway Film Festival. The film also won the Best Director and Best Supporting Actor awards at the 2008 American Indian Film Festival.

See a preview of Older Than America.