November 2018 E-News


Happy Native American Heritage Month! Check out what's happening with Vision Maker Media this month. Craving even more Vision Maker Media? Visit our  website.

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Welcome to Native American Heritage Month
This November, we are proud to partner with  WORLD Channel to broadcast 45 programs by and about Native people on public media. Find out what's playing near you by visiting  WORLD Channel

A Word from Executive Director Shirley Sneve
As the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, this begins the season of storytelling for many Native American Tribes. Native people are storytellers. For generations, our ancestors passed our Indigenous culture on to us through stories shared around a fire in a warm tipi. Today, with camera in hand, Native filmmakers bring those stories to life on screen. Read more.

November Film Specials
We're celebrating Native American Heritage Month with 24 Education titles under $30. 
Check out our titles here.

The State of the Documentary Field
2018 Study of Documentary Professionals
What are the opportunities and challenges in the documentary field today? Who has access to these opportunities? What does career sustainability look like? How diverse is the field? Find out here!

NAJA Releases Updated ICWA Reporting Guide
2018 Study of Documentary Professionals
The Indian Child Welfare Act was recently ruled unconstitutional in the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas. This and many stories about ICWA and the Native children involved are complex, and NAJA urges reporters and editors to fully understand the law and the ethical demands of covering ICWA cases. The updated ICWA guide can be found here.

Upcoming Screenings
Check out what's showing in your area!
When: Nov 15, 2018
Where:  Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival, Richmond, VA
Standing Bear's Footsteps
When: Nov 16, 2018
Where: Farmington Hills, MI
The Mayors of Shiprock
When: Nov 10, 2018
Where: Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Sante Fe, NM
When: Nov 10, 2018
Where:  Newberry Library,
Chicago, IL
Warrior Women
When: Nov 11, 2018
Where: LA Skins Film Festival,
Los Angeles, CA
The People's Protectors
When: Nov 17, 2018
Where: LA Skins Film Festival,
Lost Angeles, CA
When: Nov 10, 2018
Where:  YMCA of Metropolitan
 Detroit, MI

When: Nov 10, 2018
Where: San Francisco, CA

When: Nov 14, 2018
Where: Augsburg Native American Film Series, Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg University, MN

When: Nov 15, 2018
Where: University of South Dakota, SD
When: Nov 10, 2018
Where: Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA

When: Nov 14, 2018
Where: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC

When: Nov 15, 2018
Where: City University of New York,  New York, NY

When: Nov 18, 2018
Where: Pocahontas Reframed: Native American Storytelling Film Fesitval, Richmond, VA

When: Nov 27, 2018
Where: Chicago Public Library: Woodson Region Chicago, IL

When: Nov 28, 2018
Where: Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

When: Nov 30, 2018
Where: Southhampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY
Where: Ashé Cultural Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

When: Nov 19, 2018
Where: Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol, CA

When: Nov 27, 2018
Where: Bud Werner Memorial Library, Library Hall, Steamboat Springs, CO

When: Nov 27, 2018
Where: Franklin Pierce University,  Spagnuolo Hall, Rindge, NH

When: Nov 28, 2018
Where: University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK

When: Nov 28, 2018
Where: Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, Berkeley, CA

When: Nov 29, 2018
Where: Paramount Center for the Arts, Bristol, TN

When: Nov 29, 2018
Where: The LINE Hotel, Washington, DC

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