What can a person do when faced with injustice? The John T. Williams Totem Pole project rose from the August 2010 fatal police shooting of Williams, a First Nations woodcarver. The shooting, which was found to be unjustified by the Seattle Police Department, sparked an outcry that extended beyond the city of Seattle and the native community. The slain man’s older brother Rick Williams chose a peaceful response through an ambitious endeavor to carve a 34-foot totem pole in honor of the Willliams family’s artistic legacy and the memory of one of its most talented carvers. A poignant examination of how a community leans on the power of tradition, art and clulture after one horrific event, Honor Totem tells the story of a brother’s love and determination to “take something ugly and give something beautiful back”
Special guests for the evening will be film maker Ian Devier, master carver Rick Williams, and leader of the John T Williams Organizing Committee Jay Holllingsworth.
Friday, March 20, 7:00pm (doors open 6:15pm)
Free movie, free popcorn! Discussion follows movie.
Garden House (2336 15th Ave S, across from the Shell station)
ADA parking and ramp access from the alley