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PYAT T PR O D U C T I O N S PRESS RELEASE

FO R IM M E D I AT E RE L E A S E August 15, 2010

CO N TA C T : Julia Bortz Pyatt - Event Manager (575) 779- 4778 or juliapyatt@gmail.com

“Manitou API - Where the Sun Rises, is by far the best Native American film I have ever seen.” Diego Mulligan, Anchor, The Journey Home, KSFR 101.1 FM, Santa Fe Public Radio

“I loved Manitou API and can’t wait for the Taos screening.” Harlan McKosato, Host/Producer, Native America Calling, Koahnic Broadcasting, Anchorage, Alaska

“Manitou API is reminiscent of Dan Brown’s, Lost Symbol but with a decisive difference.... it is true.” Larry Dossey, MD, Author, Healing Words and the Power of Premonition

“To return to the Center is to return to the heart. We’ve all been called to wake from sleep to feel our power to dream again – a dream of peace.”

Elder, Dave Courchene, Anishnabe Nation

“These caretakers of the earth have a very great reverence for nature, and everything they do is not just for this generation but for many generations… perhaps they’ll be the way showers for the days ahead.”

Frank Albo, Architectural Historian

www.the8thfire.org/manitou_api

MANITOU API - Where the Sun Rises

SPECIAL SCREENING

When: Sept. 23 & 24, 2010 - 7 p.m. Box Office Opens @ 6 p.m. $12 at the Door (All proceeds

go to Rites of Passage, ACA)

Where: Taos Community Auditorium www.tcataos.org Highway 68 Right at light at Civic Plaza Dr., which is ½ block North of Taos Inn

Advance Tickets: Taos Center for the Arts 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Mon. - Fri., 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 575.758.2052

FX-18 Gifts and Jewelry Mon. - Sun., Noon - 5:30 p.m. On Bent St. Across from The Taos Inn, 575.758.8590

Click on image to view trailer.

FEATURING: Dave Courchene, First Nations Elder - Anishnabe Nation; Film Directors Cindy and Andy Pickard; Cody Little Hawk Swimmer, Native American Flutist; Jonathan Warm Day, Taos Pueblo Artist; Harlan McKosato, Radio Host, Native America Calling; and White Wolf, Taos Pueblo Youth Drum Group.

SYNOPSIS In the spirit of Taos’s 2010 theme, “Return to Sacred Places” and the opening of the “Taos Fall Arts Festival”, filmmakers, Cindy and Andy Pickard invite you to two gala screenings of their recent documentary film, Manitou API – Where the Sun Rises.

In the heart of Canada, Anishnabe Elder, Dave Courchene strikes up an unusual partnership with Architectural scholar, Frank Albo. At the center of this documentary lies a classically designed building in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Locals know it as the legislative building for the Province, but Frank recognizes it as an homage to the legendary King Solomon’s Temple with its Ark of the Covenant. Loaded with classical and esoteric symbolism, this Masonic temple goes a step further. It resonates with the Native American 7 Sacred Teachings of the Anishnabe people.

Upon meeting Frank, Dave Courchene begins to see a connection between the building and the spiritual teachings of his people and ancestors. Together they form a bond that may help release valuable information to a new generation: a generation that has been prophesied as the new leaders on a path to peace.

At times, mysterious, other times, humorous, this beautifully rendered docu- mentary takes the viewer on a journey with two unlikely brothers as they discover a prophetic message for peace hidden in the relics of the past.

New Mexico’s Grammy-award winning Native American music producer, Tom Bee also deserves credit for creating the film’s powerfully moving soundtrack.

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