Department of Media Study News & Events

RON DOUGLAS’ “Unseen Tears” Screening Feb. 18th

Unseen Tears: The Impact of Native American Residential Boarding Schools in WNY by Media Study MFA candidate Ron Douglas

7:00-9:30 p.m., Thursday, February 18
Bulger Communications, Building South
Buffalo State College

First 100 attendees will receive a complimentary DVD of the documentary.

Information tables, 7-7:30 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.
Followed by a panel comprised of former boarding school residents, children/grandchildren of survivors, social workers, K-12 school counselors, and producers/director of the documentary.

Unseen Tears focuses on Western New York Native American communities that are attempting to heal the wounds and break the cycle of intergenerational trauma resulting from the boarding school experience.

This free event is co-sponsored by the SUNY Western Native American Consortium, Seneca Nation Tribal Council Office, Seneca Nation Health Department, Native American Student Organization and Student Social Work Organization (both funded by the USG mandatory student activity fee), Kappa Omega—Social Work Honor Society, and Native American Community Services.

Unseen Tears is produced by Native American Community Services and Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources.

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3 Responses

  1. eleanor reyes says:

    Would it be possible to obtain a copy of this dvd?I am a product of Thoman Indian School and my mother was raised in this schoo.Was no able to attend screening I live in California.Thank You for your consideration I am a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians

  2. clee says:

    Hi Eleanor –

    I’m pretty sure these are for sale. You should contact Squeaky Wheel ( or Ron Douglas, the filmmaker, directly at rjd29 [at] buffalo [dot] edu. Thanks!

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