‘commUNITY: Herald Native Women’ Marks Vision Maker Media’s 45th Anniversary
In commemoration of its 45th anniversary, Vision Maker Media (visionmakermedia.org) has launched its first online program for 2021, titled “commUNITY: Herald Native Women.” The online program celebrates Women’s History Month with the community-themed online film streaming event. The celebration will be a panel discussion and a program of films available for streaming 24/7 throughout March, both free and open to the public.
commUNITY: Herald Native Women is the culmination of six documentaries all produced or directed by Native women. The program portrays Native women in leadership, coming of age, and language revitalization. All the films will be available worldwide. In partnership with Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO), Vision Maker Media is presenting a moderated panel with Native women leaders who are among the more than 250 graduates of AIO’s Ambassadors Program. For more than 50 years, AIO advances, from an Indigenous worldview, the cultural political and economic rights of indigenous peoples in the United States and around the world.
Vision Maker Media is a nonprofit established in 1976 with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Nebraska Educational Television (NET). Their mission is to empower and engage Native people to share stories. Currently, Vision Maker Media has 28 projects in various stages of production and 34 films in public-media broadcasting, five of which were added in fiscal year 2020. To learn more about “community: Herald Native Women,” visit visionmakermedia.org.