Two Spirits

Start Date:
November 10, 2019
End Date:
November 10, 2019

Filmmaker Lydia Nibley explores the cultural context behind a tragic and senseless murder. Fred Martinez was a Navajo youth slain at the age of 16 by a man who bragged to his friends that he 'bug-smashed a fag'. But Fred was part of an honored Navajo tradition - the 'nadleeh', or 'two-spirit', who possesses a balance of masculine and feminine traits. Through telling Fred's story, Nibley reminds us of the values that America's indigenous peoples have long embraced. Presented with Out Boulder County, and followed by a panel discussion. (Lydia Nibley, 2009, USA, 1:05, R)

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