Organizers say this year’s Sundance Film Festival line-up is among the strongest in terms of number and scope of Indigenous films. They include a powerful documentary and a dramatic take on the MMIP issue, a review of a tribal media’s fight for editorial control, and a collection of shorts about Native history. Today on Native America Calling, we sample some of the eleven films by Indigenous producers presented to audiences at the seminal Park City, UT event with Razelle Benally (Diné and Oglala Lakota) and Matthew Galkin, directors and producers of “Murder in Big Horn”; Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk and Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians); and Kymon Greyhorse (Diné and Tongan), film director and writer.
Break 1 music: Happy Sundance (song) Dallas Arcand (artist) Modern Day Warrior (album)
Break 2 music: Kakiyaw Iyisinowak (All the People) (song) Young Spirit (artist) Akameyimoh Baby Boy (album)
Watch our #Indigenous Sundance special recorded live in 2022