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Portrait of a Distant Land Film Viewings to Celebrate LOOK3 • Tuesday June 7, 2011

Arthur, Wik Elder

From June 9 – 11th, Ricky Maynard: Portrait of a Distant Land will be a satellite exhibition for participants of LOOK3, the 3rd annual Virginia Festival of the Photograph.

Kluge-Ruhe will run free hourly showings of Portrait of a Distant Land, a film that accompanies the current exhibition on view at Kluge-Ruhe. The film is fifty minutes long and investigates Tasmanian Indigenous photographer Ricky Maynard’s journey to photograph the true story of his people. Maynard traces the history of Indigenous people in Tasmania by taking the viewer to sacred Indigenous sites around Tasmania that have remained concealed for many years. At its heart, the film Portrait of a Distant Land is about how one man has used art as the key to his own survival and to overcoming a political battle that began over 200 years ago. Showings of the film will run Wednesday, June 8th through Saturday, June 11th, and will be shown on the hour from 10am to 3pm.