I wanted to post the few pictures I took at a picnic the other day that caught my attention for some reason. Just more photo studies of fairly ordinary things.
Also, last night I went out with my family (dad, step-mom, sister & grandmother) to see a documentary at the Sacramento Film & Music Festival - another thing I highly recommend Sacramentans to see/visit. The documentary was called Reel Injun. I very clever play on words, it told the story of Native Americans and how they are perceived in American culture. It highlighted that the conception of the Native American people was created, elaborated, and falsified via Hollywood Cinema. It ranges from early history to present films. The interesting thing is only now are the Native American people portrayed as a people rather than a hippie or savage extreme. It was quite an interesting way to look at the history of the early Americas and the prejudices that have and sometimes still play out. I don't want to give too much away, but just note...I wasn't too sure about this when I heard about it. I was skeptical going into the movie, and thought that it would be horribly put together for some reason. Hokey, if you will. I was wrong. And glad for it too. Please check out this film, should you have the chance.
You can see a trailer for it here:
That's it for now...not to say that is it for the day though. . .I'll leave you now with a picture of my little sister & I at the doc last night.