"I had never heard about the Denver Columbus Day parade until September of 2006, when my producer Leighton C. Peterson was a visiting professor at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. After talking with several people about the conflicting politics involved, he approached me with the idea of shooting during the parade in October.

Italian American Review, Summer 2012 Volume 2:2 pg. 135 article by Dina Fachin (9-13-12). "...the documentary touches upon the idea of blending opposing points of view on Columbus’s legacy and finding a compromise that will allow indigenous peoples and Italian Americans to retell American history outside the grammar of the invasion. In this sense, the film may be viewed as a resourceful pedagogical tool in the classroom..."

Native Peoples Magazine, January/February 2012 issue

For Italian Americans and Native Americans living in and around Denver, Colorado, Christopher Columbus and the holiday honoring him are subjects of heated debate. In the new documentary, Columbus Day Legacy, Navajo filmmaker Bennie Klain presents viewers with both sides of the conflict.

Indian Country Today reported in their August 22, 2011, issue that a shunned Columbus statue may be erected in Puerto Rico. The controversial statue of Christopher Columbus, built 20 years ago, was intended to commerate the 500th anniversary of his...

Bennie Klain is excited.

This is evident in the first words that pour out of his mouth when asked about his latest film, Weaving Worlds, being accepted to the upcoming South by Southwest Film Festival. Adding to the excitement is the fact that the festival will be held in Austin, Texas, Bennie’s hometown.

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