Dinner and a Movie: Watershed
Friday, July 19, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
(USA, 2012, 50 min.)
Director: Mark Decena
Producers: James Redford, Jill Tidman, Renata Foucre, Kontent Films
Executive Producers: Robert Redford, Teri Heyman and Lee Bycel.
This film highlights Jeff Ehlert, a fly fishing guide in Rocky Mountain National Park and six others living and working in the Colorado River basin, who reflect a compelling new water ethic as they share their stories and illuminate a path of coexistence with enough for all. It also asks the question "How do we balance the competing interests of cities, agriculture, recreation, wildlife, and indigenous communities, all with rights to the water?"
Cuisine from our Zagat-rated Mitsitam Cafe is available from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)
A diverse and multifaceted cultural and educational enterprise, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is an active and visible component of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex. The NMAI cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego.
The National Museum of the American Indian operates three facilities. The museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., offers exhibition galleries and spaces for performances, lectures and symposia, research, and education. The George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC) in New York City houses exhibitions, research, educational activities, and performing arts programs. The Cultural Resources Center (CRC) in Suitland, Maryland, houses the museum's collections as well as the conservation, repatriation, and digital imaging programs, and research facilities. The NMAI's off-site outreach efforts, often referred to as the "fourth museum," include websites, traveling exhibitions, and community programs.
Since the passage of its enabling legislation in 1989 (amended in 1996), the NMAI has been steadfastly committed to bringing Native voices to what the museum writes and presents, whether on-site at one of the three NMAI venues, through the museum's publications, or via the Internet. The NMAI is also dedicated to acting as a resource for the hemisphere's Native communities and to serving the greater public as an honest and thoughtful conduit to Native cultures—present and past—in all their richness, depth, and diversity.