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For Your Viewing Pleasure: The Sundance Indigenous Program's Must Watch List

29/11/2023

Over the course of Native American Heritage Month, we have highlighted some of the Sundance Institute-supported Indigenous artists, including conversations with Jana Schmieding and Alex Lazarowich. For our final post in this year's series, we wanted to highlight the legacy of Indigenous artists at Sundance, as well as provide a stacked list of films for you to add to your queue.

Throughout our history, the Institute has supported hundreds of Indigenous artists and their projects - from cinematic mainstays like Sterlin Harjo, Sydney Freeland, and Ciara Lacy, to emerging voices like Shaandiin Tome and Kymon Greyhorse.

We have supported four generations of Indigenous artists and we are currently working on identifying and supporting the fifth while maintaining the previous four is a phrase you will often hear from Adam Piron when talking about the legacy of the Indigenous Program.

Indigenous Program Director Adam Piron, Senior Manager Ianeta Le'i, and Coordinator Katie Arthurs have come together to create a watchlist of some of their favorite films by Sundance-supported Indigenous filmmakers. Below you'll find a mix of short films and feature projects that highlight the many facets of Indigeneity. Learn about them through their archived loglines and click through to find out where to watch them now.

Through our Native Lab Fellowship (application launching in December 2023), Merata Mita Fellowship, Graton Fellowship for Artist from California-Based Tribes, and the Graton Co//ab Scholarship for Artist from California-Based Tribes (application launching in December 2023) the Sundance Indigenous Program will continue to push forward and forge a path for Indigenous storytellers to share their stories. We hope these selections will encourage others to support and celebrate Indigenous storytellers not just in November, but throughout the whole year.

To learn more about the Sundance Institute's Indigenous Program, click here. And to apply for the Native Lab Fellowship and Graton Co//ab Scholarship, click here.
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