This May Be the Last Time to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown March 18th, 2014 Last Updated on: March 18th, 2014

This May Be the Last Time is a documentary about Native American music from Oklahoma-based filmmakers Sterlin Harjo and Matt Leach, to be released by This Land Films. The film focuses on the ceremonial music of the Creek Nation dating back to the early 19th century that combines Creek, Scottish, and African influences. In the film, historian Hugh Foley posits that the Creek hymn may be the first true American music due to its multicultural composition. The film tells stories of members of the Creek Nation and the influence of music.

“Creek hymns aren’t just historically important,” says Harjo, “they are intrinsic to our culture. In times of tragedy and hardship, we often turn to hymns as a way of seeking emotional and spiritual support.”


You can read more about the film on This Land Press' website.


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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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