Documentary short | Katsitsionni Fox

Explore the untold story of how Indigenous women influenced the early suffragists in their fight for freedom and equality. Mohawk Clan Mother Louise Herne and Professor Sally Roesch Wagner shake the foundation of the established history of the women’s rights movement in the United States. They join forces on a journey to shed light on the hidden history of the influence of Haudenosaunee Women on the women’s rights movement, possibly changing this historical narrative forever.

27 minutes

Release: November 2, 2020

Expiration: November 2, 2026

Distributor: PBS

Rights: Unlimited releases over six (6) years beginning 11/2/2020;

SCH/1YR (for K‐12); MVOD and FVOD on PBS sites only, for 30 days from premiere and 7 days from each repeat.

On demand through PBS only.

Katsitsionni Fox

KATSITSIONNI FOX (Mohawk) has been making films since 2003 in the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne, where she resides. Her most recent film is “Ohero:kon - Under the Husk” a 26-min documentary following the journey of two Mohawk girls as they take part in their traditional passage rites to becoming Mohawk Women. Katsitsionni received the Jane Glassco Award for Emerging Filmmaker at the imagineNATIVE Film Festival in 2016 as well as the Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking Award at LA Skins Fest in 2016.

Katja Esson

KATJA ESSON is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy award winning filmmaker based in Miami, known for her character-driven documentaries tackling race, class and gender. Her documentary short Ferry Tales garnered awards at international film festivals, was nominated for an Oscar and premiered on HBO in 2004. Hole in the Sky - the scars of 9/11 received the Gold Award at the World Media Festival.

Amina Megalli

AMINA MEGALLI has over 20 years of experience in television and filmmaking. She recently completed editing a feature-length documentary with Mark Bozek called The Times of Bill Cunningham which was released theatrically on Feb. 14th 2020. She also worked on a feature-length documentary with Barbara Kopple about newly arrived refugees from Syria and Iraq to Toronto called New Homeland.

Walt Pourier

Vice Chair

Walt is Oglala Lakota and created the logo for Urban Rez. He is Creative Director, owner of Nakota Designs Advertising Designs and Graphics. Executive Director of the Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.


Project Coordinator​

(Hataža Mani Winga)​

"Cinema Aficionado"

Role: Jordana is excited to engage with different Native/Indigenous communities. Her passion for working with youth will help develop the Native Youth Media Project. She will also assist with the Creative Shorts Fellowship (CSF) to help organize deliverables for filmmakers.