Tag Archives: Native American

Women and Girls Lead Presents Young Lakota Online Encore and Live Chat

Since 1990, every U.S. President has declared the month of November as Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate and honor the contributions, culture, history, and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives. This commemorative month also provides a … Continue reading

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Young Lakota: Q&A with Filmmakers Rose Rosenblatt and Marion Lipschutz

Filmmaking duo Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt are no strangers to reproductive rights-themed documentaries. Their award-winning work includes Live Free or Die (POV, 2000), about a New Hampshire OB-GYN on the frontlines of the “abortion wars, and The Education of … Continue reading

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Young Lakota: Q&A with Sunny Clifford

Sunny Clifford is the heart of Young Lakota, alongside her sister Serena and friend and neighbor Brandon Ferguson. Set on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the film captures a firestorm of political upheaval there during a relatively short … Continue reading

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How Indian Relay Works

Most of us will be unfamiliar with the titular sport at the heart of the new documentary Indian Relay, which premieres tonight, November 18 on Independent Lens on PBS at 10 PM [check local listings], and while the film itself … Continue reading

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Indian Relay: Q&A with Filmmaker Charles Dye

Filmmaker Charles Dye moved around a lot growing up, but always in the West: New Mexico, California, Texas, Arizona — and it was in this last place where he went to high school and befriended members of local tribes, sparking a more … Continue reading

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Kind Hearted Woman Update (and Workshop)

As we kick off our celebration of Native American Heritage Month, we’ll be writing about two new Native American-themed films airing this month on Independent Lens (Indian Relay; Young Lakota), as well as looking at other Native American projects past and … Continue reading

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The Return: Genetically Pure Bison Reintroduced to Montana

After shooting wrapped on Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison, filmmaker Doug Hawes-Davis captured the story of the historic transfer of wild, genetically-pure bison from Yellowstone National Park to the Fort Peck tribes of northeastern Montana. Here’s his 16-minute … Continue reading

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Cathy Renna on the Legacy of Fred Martinez

Cathy Renna, managing partner at Renna Communications and former organizer and spokesperson for GLAAD, is featured in the film Two Spirits (premiering on Tuesday, June 14 on PBS; check local listings). She wrote this blog post for us. It is … Continue reading

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Lost Sparrow Director Chris Billing Discusses Excavating Family Secrets

Journalist and filmmaker Chris Billing talked to us about making Lost Sparrow, a deeply personal film about the secrets that killed his brothers and tore his family apart. The film premieres on Independent Lens on Tuesday, November 16 on PBS … Continue reading

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Neil Diamond Reflects on Making Reel Injun

Tomorrow is the premiere of Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian. We caught up with filmmaker Neil Diamond to talk about the film and his motivations. Catch the film tomorrow, Nov. 2, at 10 PM on Independent … Continue reading

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