Under These Same Stars, a new film inspired by Carl J. Ekberg’s recent University of Illinois Press book Stealing Indian Women: Native Slavery in the Illinois Country, is premiering in Ste Genevieve, Missouri, on October 25.
From the film’s website:
“Based on a true story from 1773 and shot in the historic homes of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, in Cahokia, Illinois, and at rural locations across Southern Illinois, Under These Same Stars tells a tale of Céladon, a mixed race hunter and his struggles with love, loss, and his dual life in town and in the Ozark wilderness. This is set in a time of Native and Black slavery and French, Spanish and English colonial rule along the central Mississippi Valley.”