The University of New Mexico's Anthropology Colloquium Series presents "On Voice and Language in Native American Film" with Leighton C. Peterson, Ph.D. on Thursday, April 19 at 4 p.m. at Hibben Hall, room 105.

The number of films by Native American producers and directors has grown in recent years, and many of them include Native languages and other locally recognized ways of speaking. Taking examples from the works of Navajo and Apache filmmakers, Peterson explores the ideologies and practices involved in the cinematic/documentary process, where cultural producers engage a multitude of language ideologies, social choices and the political economy of indigenous and global media. Central to this analysis is the idea of "voice" in film as both a subject position and actual linguistic phenomena. 

Peterson is assistant professor of anthropology at Miami University and a producer for Trickster Films and Native American Public Telecommunications.

The colloquium is free and open to the public. Light refreshments follow the presentation.