3.1: Sundance Film Festival: Native American and Indigenous Film Program

Website: Native American and Indigenous Film Program 

Sundance was initially founded by American filmmaker Robert Redford, who wanted to ensure that indigenous filmmakers were given voice at the festival. Since 1981, the Sundance institute has supported 300 indigenous artists through grants, mentorships, and the platform of the film festival. This page contains a six minute video on the topic of the Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Film Program with interview clips of many indigenous filmmakers. Filmmaker Ty Sanga remarks  “film has become that new evolution to not only express who we are but also preserve our culture.

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