alter-NATIVE: Kitchen
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alter-NATIVE: Kitchen

  • BY Billy Luther | IN Food
    Premiered November 19, 2019

About the Film

Purveyors of America’s Indigenous foods are forging a resurgence of native dishes that satisfy a new generation hungering for insight and culinary delight. Meet three talented young Indigenous chefs -- Brian Yazzie, a Navajo/Diné chef originally from Arizona, now based in Minnesota; Kalā Domingo, a Hawaiian culinary student and heir to his dad's catering throne; and Hillel Echo-Hawk, a Pawnee-Athabaskian chef and caterer in Seattle – all preparing foods from their native cultures that sustained their communities for generations. From wild rice bowls and sumac duck confit to poke and imu-cooked kalua pig, to honey Lakota popcorn, see how cooking connects each of these chefs to their own histories, and what they in turn can teach others with mouth-watering delicacies.

Film Credits

Director/Producer
Billy Luther

Executive Producers
Fenton Bailey
Randy Barbato

Executive Producers for Independent Lens
Sally Jo Fifer
Lois Vossen

Series Producer
Pamela Torno

Story Producers
Melissa Leal
Mary Ann Heagerty

Supervising Producer for ITVS
Clare Chambers

Lead Editor
Mary Ann Heagerty

Editors
Jacob Blunt
Dylan Stern

Directors of Photography
Huy Truong
Chapin Hall

Production Coordinator for ITVS
Susan Cohen

Chief Operating Officer
Tom Mikkelsen Wolf

Executive in Charge of Production
Amber Ellis

Vice President of Human Resources
Michelle Palmer

Senior Vice President Current Series and Programming
Maitee Cueva

Senior Vice President of Development
Matthew Vafiadis

Vice President of Development
Scott Cushing

Line Producer
Stephen Nugent

Head of Rights and Clearances
Mona Card

Deliverables Associate Producer
Ernesto Araica

Production Coordinators
Daisha Jimenez
Kurt Murphy

Assistant Production Coordinator
Eliyannah Amirah Yisrael

Head of Post Production
Brian McCarthy

Senior Post Supervisor
Travis DeCola

Audio Supervisors
John McFadden
Orin Shochat
Marc Tallet

Online Editor
Eduardo Magaña

Equipment Manager
Herb Collins

Equipment Coordinator
Blake Jacobs

Music Provided By
David Benjamin Steinberg
Ashikpas Maxiwa – Savage (ft. Chef Skips)
Soft White Sixties – Brick by Brick
Soft White Sixties – Queen of the Press Club

This program was produced by WORLD OF WONDER PRODUCTIONS, INC., which is solely responsible for its content.
© 2019 WORLD OF WONDER PRODUCTIONS, INC. All Rights Reserved

alter-NATIVE is a co-production of WORLD OF WONDER PRODUCTIONS, INC and INDEPENDENT TELEVISION SERVICE (ITVS), with funding provided by the CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING (CPB)

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