Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is sponsoring a public screening of the independent documentary film The Water Gap: Return to the Homeland at the Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA on Saturday, January 28 at 1 pm. There is no cost to attend the screening, but seating is limited and reservations are required. “We are extremely honored to be able to share this important and powerful work with the public,” said Donahue.
Return to the Homeland documents the experiences of 15 American Indian youth who had the opportunity to return to and connect with their ancestral homelands within Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area as part of a two-week Native American Youth Camp program held in the park during the summer of 2016.
The 90-minute film was directed by Kyle Kauwika Harris, edited by Austin and Colton Warren, and shot by all three during Camp. It premiered in the fall of 2016 at the prestigious Red Nation Film Festival in Los Angeles and recently won the Manetuwak Good Medicine Award at the 19th Annual Native American Film Festival of the Southeast. Return to the Homeland has been submitted for entry into several other film festivals and is awaiting acceptance.
To reserve your seat for the show, call Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center at (570) 421-6684. The theater is located at 88 South Courtland Street, East Stroudsburg, PA, 18301. Parking is available on-street and in several parking lots located just a short walk from the theater.
A trailer for the film is available at: The Water Gap: Return to the Homeland