Film on Vi Hilbert Friday at Lincoln


The Skagit Valley premiere of "The Healing Heart of Lushootseed," a documentary film, shows at the Lincoln Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday.. The evening starts with a red carpet reception at 6:30 pm.

Feeling heartbroken by the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, Vi taqᵂšəblu Hilbert, an 83-year-old elder from the Upper Skagit Indian tribe in the Pacific Northwest, asked the spirit, "What can one person do to heal a sick world?" The answer she received was "music." "The Healing Heart of Lushootseed," a short documentary film, tells the extraordinary story of how a diminutive great-grandmother gathered support for her most ambitious project yet, to heal the heart of the world through music.

Hilbert, an Upper Skagit tribal member, was born and raised by Skagit (Lushootseed) speaking parents in the Skagit River area of Washington state. She was educated from birth to the traditional customs and language of her Indian community.

A panel discussion with Jill La Pointe, Ryan Dudenbostel, Bruce Ruddell and moderator John La Pointe follows the film.

This event is free.

Source: Lincoln Theatre


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