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How are filmmakers bringing authentic representation of Native people to the screen?

Nov 8, 2018

  

On this edition of Your Call, join our conversation with three of the filmmakers featured at this year's 43rd annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco.

 

Films explore indigenous language, dance and art. They capture the memories of war veterans and people fighting displacement, but also tell stories of healing and empowerment. How are filmmakers bringing authentic representation of Native people to the screen?

Guests:

Chrisann Hessing, documentary filmmaker, digital media producer, and director of the short film "Turning Tables"

Zoe Hopkins, writer, Mohawk language teacher, and director of “Kayak to Klemtu”

Elizabeth Castle, scholar, activist, and co-director and producer of the documentary “Warrior Women”

Web Resources:

Turning Tables Trailer

Kayak to Klemtu Trailer

Warrior Women Trailer

American Indian Film Festival

RAVEN Trust