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March 2017
During Women's History Month
We're Celebrating Our Women Filmmakers

Women represent 42 percent of the filmmakers producing 
Vision Maker Media films. (Watch Our Tribute)
Native women filmmakers currently in production:

To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey
Producer Reaghan Tarbell (Mohawk)

"I think if you're destined to tell a story it will find you somehow. Telling the story about my 
family and my community was, at the same 
ti me, the  most challenging and most rewarding time of my life."

Documentary filmmaker Reaghan Tarbell (Mohawk) comes from the Kahnawake reserve just outside Montreal. She beg an her work as a filmmaker on projects directed by Paul Rickard of Mushkeg Media in Montreal.  

To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey
profiles how for more than 50 years the Kahnawake Mohawks of Quebec, Canada, occupied a 10-square-block hub in the North Gowanus section of Brooklyn, which became known as Little Caughnawaga. 

The men, skilled ironworkers, came to New York in search of work and brought  their wives, children and extended family w ith them. 57 minutes

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Producer Heather Rae (Cherokee)

Heather Rae (Cherokee) produced and directed  Trudell,  which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to play in more than 100 film festivals worldwide. For six years, Rae ran the Native Program at the Sundance Institute and was a programmer for the Sundance Film Festival. She was named one of Variety's Ten Producers to Watch.

Trudell tells the engaging life story of Native
American poet/prophet/activist John Trudell and his heartfelt message of active, personal responsibility to the earth, all of its inhabitants and our descendants.

Trudell fuses his radical politics with music, writing and art. Combining images and archival footage with interviews and performances, this biography reveals the philosophy and motivations behind Trudell's work and his relationship to contemporary Indian history. 
57 minutes

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Way of the Warrior
Producer Patty Loew (Ojibwe)

Patty Loew (Ojibwe) is a professor in the Department of Life Science Communication and affiliated with American Indian Studies, the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies program. She is also a documentary film producer. She was a producer for WHA-TV (PBS) and co-host of In Wisconsin, a weekly news and public affairs program that aired statewide on Wisconsin Public Television. Loew also served as a reporter, anchor, writer and producer at three other stations in Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.

Way of the Warrior
explores the warrior ethic among Native Americans, revealing how Native communities have traditionally viewed their warriors and why, during the 20th century, Native men and women have signed up for military service at a rate three times higher than non-Indians.

The film also examines the visceral nature of war and the bravery of Native American veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War--and came to grips with the difficult post-war personal and societal conditions. 
57 minutes

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EDU $225
Includes Public Performance Rights
EDU + Digital Rights $325 Includes Public Performance Rights

In 1918, not yet citizens of the U.S., Choctaw members of the American Expeditionary Forces were asked by the government to use their Native language as a powerful tool against German Forces in World War I? 

Choctaw Code Talkers
Producer  Valerie  Red-Horse (Cherokee/Sioux)

Valerie Red-Horse  (Cherokee/Sioux) is an award-winning filmmaker, entrepreneur and investment banker. She first became fascinated by the art of filmmaking in middle school, when her class was presented with a graphically intense anti-drug film that "scared us straight," she says. "I felt so drawn to the genre in terms of the ability to convey emotions and messages through film." She earned her Bachelor of Arts with Cum Laude honors from UCLA, where she majored in film and television acting.
Choctaw Code Talkers is a follow-up to the award-winning documentary  Tru e Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers,  a PBS na tionally broadcast documentary. 
57 minutes

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EDU $225 Includes Public Performance Rights

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