Center For The Arts Board Member Releases Documentary

April, 13 2022

Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting On Two Fronts

Friends and Artists,

The Center For The Arts is so proud to announce the release of Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting On Two Fronts, a film by Center For The Arts board member Dru Holley.
The film will premiere as part of the Seattle International Film Festival (Siff), and will be available for streaming April 14 - 24th via the Siff website. The film will be playing in Seattle at the Siff Cinema Egyptian, Saturday, April 16th, and at Ark Lodge Cinemas, Sunday, April 17th.

"Buffalo Soldiers, the name given to African-American regiments who fought in the U.S. military in the late 1800s and early 1900s, are an underrecognized and indispensable part of our history. Their enlistment was built initially upon the promise of full citizenship in the 14th Amendment (ultimately unfulfilled by the Jim Crow South), and they served their country throughout Western expansion and in wars up through World War II. Their involvement in guarding the Pacific Railroad and becoming the first park rangers at sites that would eventually become national parks is complicated by the Soldiers’ participation in the subjugation of Native peoples and the U.S. appropriation of their land. Dru Holley’s exceptional documentary mixes interviews with dramatic reenactments and animations, serving as a tribute to the contributions of Buffalo Soldiers while acknowledging the often-contradictory role they have played in history. Filled with Northwest scholars, Indigenous voices, and members of the Buffalo Soldiers of Seattle, Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts is an illuminating and essential presentation of American history.

— Dustin Kaspar"

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