Filmmaker and playwright Lena Carr (Navajo) lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her work has been funded by grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Native American Public Telecommunications.

Sarah Del Seronde is from the Bennett Freeze lands of the Diné Nation, an undeveloped area of land banned from all repairs and development because of ownership disputes with the Hopi Tribe.

The following are video chapters created to match lesson plans outlined in the Yellow Fever Educational Guide.

Click the title of the chapter to see video.

Recently, Vision Maker Media executive director Shirley Sneve (Lakota) caught up with Sydney Freeland (Navajo) after a screening of her movie Drunktown's Finest at imagineNATIVE. The two talked about the representation of Native Americans in film, the struggles and rewards of being a filmmaker, and how Sydney got to where she is now.

“The early bird gets the worm,” my dad would always say. He is notorious for waking up between four and four-thirty in the morning. In those early dark hours, you can hear his steps, the smell of coffee brewing, and the sound of newspaper pages turning. I’m not going to lie. I was incredibly annoyed by this, much like the rest of my siblings. Admittedly, I took a lot of my parents’ teachings for granted at an early age. Today, I have a deep appreciation for my dad and the lessons he offers.

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