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Vision Maker Film Festival presents Indigenous Women’s Films

LINCOLN, Neb. — 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 8th at 11:30 a.m. in the Meeting and Events room at Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (1800 North 33rd St., Lincoln, Neb.) with a screening of 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.

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.

In partnership with UNL's Women's Center (1400 R St., Lincoln, Neb.), counselors will be present for Daughter of a Lost BirdAfter the Apology and Warrior Women as these topics could be emotionally distressing for some audience members.

The schedule of events can be found at All film screenings are free and open to the public.

Major funding for the festival comes from National Endowment for the HumanitiesWoods Charitable FundNational Endowment for the Arts, and Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


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