Arts at UNCW

Home from School
FEB. 24, 2023 
AT 7:30 p.m.
Jengo's Playhouse, 815 Princess Street TICKETS:
$10

Click here to purchase tickets!modern-day journey of healing  

“Kill the Indian in him and save the man” was the guiding principle of the U.S. government-run Indian Boarding School program starting in the late 19th Century. The program removed tens of thousands of Native American children from their tribal homelands, and through brutal assimilation tactics, stripped them of their languages, traditions, and cultures. The students were forced through a military-style, remedial education. Most children returned emotionally scarred and culturally unrooted with trauma that has echoed down the generations. Many children never returned at all. Home From School: The Children of Carlisle dives into history of the flagship federal boarding school, Carlisle Indian Industrial School, and follows the modern-day journey of the Northern Arapaho Tribe as they seek to bring home the remains of three children who died at Carlisle over 100 years ago. To move forward they need to heal from the past, and in doing so they forge the way for other tribes to follow.

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. This screening is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and through partnerships with Working Films, Cucalorus and WHQR.