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“1,000 Years a Witness” is a new documentary series from Sag Harbor resident Bryan Downey.

Having photographed many Native tribes around the U.S. as a professional photographer, Mr. Downey’s first film centers around thirteen Shinnecock elders and one child whose combined ages add up to exactly 1,000 years.

They discuss the struggle to keep the younger generation connected to their roots with the encroachment of western technology and the loss of traditions. In the words of a popular proverb, “When an elder dies, a library burns with them.”

The film has been made available for viewing online through RSVPing for this event which you can watch anytime, but join us on November 12th for a Q&A with Director Bryan Downey.

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