TOPPENISH -- A filmmaker who has produced five Native American movies will visit the Yakama Nation on Tuesday to show his latest film: More Than Frybread.
The movie, directed by Travis Holt-Hamilton of Mesa, Ariz., is a "mock-umentary" that tells the story of the first frybread championships.
Hamilton traveled to more than 20 Arizona tribes to make the movie.
Hamilton's film will be shown at the Yakama Nation Cultural Center, located at Highway 97 and Buster Road. There will be three showings: 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Hamilton will be featured on the tribe's Ryan Craig Show on KYNR 1490. Admission is $8 per person.
Hamilton, who has made four other films about Native Americans, said he got the idea for the mock-umentary after spending time living on a reservation as a missionary.
Hamilton also will be an honored guest at the Yakama Nation Library Multi Media Club's frybread contest. The club is inviting the community to bring their best frybread.
There will be a best frybread contest and a frybread eating contest, and cash prizes will be awarded to winners.
Anyone who attends the frybread contests, which will be held outside the theater, will receive a coupon for $2 off admission into the theater.
Anyone interested in competing in either contest should call the club at 509-865-2800, ext. 6.