Ray Evans Seneca Theater, 10 Main St., Salamanca, NY 14779
You are invited to attend the premiere screening of this important film, LAKE OF BETRAYAL, with my original music score, performed by the Civic Symphony of Green Bay! Please join us!
Kinzua Dam was a flashpoint in history for the Seneca Nation of Indians. Completed in 1965, it created a reservoir that inundated vast tracks of their ancestral land. This was in breach of the Canandaigua Treaty of 1794 signed by President George Washington which had guaranteed their lands "forever."
Set against a backdrop of federal termination policy, pork-barrel politics, and undisclosed plans private hydropower, the Seneca fought the federal government and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to defend their sovereignty.
"Lake of Betrayal" (PBS) explores an untold story from American history about a one-sided battle pitting an impoverished Native American Nation against some of the strongest political, social and commercial forces in the country.
Narrated by GARY FARMER, Music by BRENT MICHAEL DAVIDS, Director of Photography STEPHEN MCCARTHY, Written by PAUL LAMONT and SCOTT SACETT, Editor CHRIS BOVE, Story Consultant CHANA GAZIT, Executive Producer for Vision Maker Media SHIRLEY SNEVE, AssociateProducer CALEB ABRAMS, Content Advisors MARTIN DOYLE, PhD, MICHAEL FRISCH, PhD, DONALD GRINDE, JR, PhD, RANDY JOHN, PhD, Produced by SCOTT SACETT, Direted by PAUL LAMONT.