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Volume 4  February 2012 
More than Frybread
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More Than Frybread FilmArizona: There is more to frybread than what meets the eye -- or taste buds. F`rybread is historic and legendary among American Indians across the country.  Indian frybread is part of the culture.

A 93 minute film, "More Than Frybread" will premier on February 3 in Chandler, Arizona.

“The film has 60 speaking parts,” said producer Travis Hamilton. "Some the people in the film had acting experience and some of the actors and actresses did not."

The plot is about 22 frybread makers from Arizona's 22 federally recognized tribes.  They are competing for the first Arizona Frybread State Championship held during the World Wide Frybread Event in Flagstaff. Four contestants (played by Tatanka Means, Lakota; Teresa Choyguha, Tohono O'odham;  Dey
More Than Frybread Film& Nite, Arapaho; and Camille Nighthorse, Hualapai,) battle for the title in the championship round.

"We had fun and I actually ate some pretty good frybread," said Hamilton about the frybread made during the  film.

"More Than Frybread" is billed as a "mockumentary."  It has been selected for  the Sedona International Film Festival and the Durango Independent Film Festival in 2012."

Frybread will be released at the Gathering of the Nations Powwow in Albuquerque, New Mexico in April.


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