Vision Maker Media Film Festival Presents Indigenous Women's 
March 8, 2019 
January 29, 2019 -  Vision Maker Media will showcase six powerful films by and about Indigenous women on March 8, 2019. The Vision Maker Film Festival features special appearances by Brooke Pepion Swaney (Blackfeet/Salish), Kendra Mylnechuk (Lummi), Elizabeth Castle, and Marcella Gilbert (Oohenumpa Lakota).
The film festival opens Friday, March 8 th at 11:30 a.m. in the Meeting and Events room at Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (1800 North 33 rd St., Lincoln, Neb.) with a screening of RETURN: Reclaiming Native American Foodways for Health and Spirit.
RETURN: Reclaiming Native American Foodways for Health and Spirit
Daughter of a Lost Bird screens Friday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. Following the screening, is a Q&A with producer Brooke Pepion Swaney and Kendra Mylnechuk, who is featured in the film.
At 2:00 p.m., an aboriginal Australian film  After the Apology will screen.
Following directly after is  MANKILLER at 4:00 p.m. and Ohero:kon - Under the Husk  at 5:15 p.m.
MANKILLER
A reception featuring traditional Native American hors d'oeuvres will be held in the lobby of Nebraska Educational Telecommunications at 6:00 p.m., before the screening of  Warrior Women at 7:30 p.m. Filmmaker Elizabeth Castle and Marcella Gilbert, who was featured in the film, will be present for the screening and Q&A to follow.
The schedule of events can be found at visionmakermedia.org. All film screenings are free and open to the public.
In partnership with UNL's Women's Center (1400 R St., Lincoln, Neb.), counselors will be present for  Daughter of a Lost Bird , After the Apology and Warrior Women as these topics could be emotionally distressing for some audience members.
Warrior Women
Major funding for the festival comes from  National Endowment for the Humanities , Woods Charitable Fund , National Endowment for the Arts , and Corporation for Public Broadcasting .
Vision Maker Media (VMM) empowers and engages Native People to share stories. We envision a world changed and healed by understanding Native stories and the public conversations they generate. We work with Native producers to develop, produce and distribute programs for all media. VMM supports training to increase the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives producing quality public broadcasting programs. A key strategy for this work is the development of strong partnerships with tribal nations, Indian organizations and Native communities. Reaching the general public and the global market is the ultimate goal for the dissemination of Native produced media that shares Native perspectives with the world.
With funding from the  Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Vision Maker Media, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) empowers and engages Native People to share stories. For more information, visit 

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