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In 2004, thirteen Indigenous grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering in Phoenicia, New York. At this event, they decided to form an alliance called "The International Council...
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I had the opportunity to interview Frank Blythe, who is my grandpa and Founding Executive Director of Vision Maker Media, as well as my mom, Francine Blythe, who is Executive Director of the National Geographic All Roads Film Project. The three of...
I just finished reading an article by Cheryl Crazy Bull on behalf of Indian Country Today Media Network . The article, entitled "Education is Key to Prosperity," really struck a chord with me, and I must say that I whole-heartedly agree. Ms. Bull...
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This past Saturday was the world premiere of my documentary The Thick Dark Fog at the 36th annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco. Walter Littlemoon, the subject of the film, and his wife Jane Ridgway were in attendance. Full house at...
After attending the NETA conference in Kansas City October 19-20, 2011, I came away with lots of great ideas and motivation on how to promote, produce and bring stories of diverse backgrounds and experiences to public television audiences. The...
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Getting together with a group of thoughtful, determined media makers to discuss the future is always a meaningful experience. Add a group of top-notch educators into the mix and what you have is something special. That’s what happened last month...
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I received valuable professional information about working as a documentary producer during the Media for Change workshop with Molly Murphy from Working Films on August 19 of this year. I am fundamentally a writer, director, cinematographer and...
The Media for Change workshop held by Vision Maker Media brought to light many of the challenges facing both educators and independent producers today. However, there seems to be a disconnect between the needs and desires of educators, the model of...
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Rarely a day goes by where I don’t thank the forces of social networking and how it has helped my film along in many ways. I credit Facebook- without hesitation- for bringing in thousands of dollars to my fundraising campaign on Kickstarter this...
Many thanks to the visionaries at Vision Maker Media and their partners for organizing the “Media for Change” workshop. It was a rare (and fun!) opportunity for filmmakers and educators to meet one another and talk extensively about their shared...
I recently attended the Media for Change workshop in Santa Fe, NM hosted by Vision Maker Media and was a part of the Media-Maker’s group. The bulk of the first session was led by Molly Murphy of Working Films who gave an in-depth presentation of...
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I was fortunate enough to attend the 2011 Media for Change workshop in Santa Fe this past August nineteenth. After driving about eight hours from Mesa, Arizona to Santa Fe, New Mexico I had plenty of time to think about what the conference would...
Just wanted to post a message regarding the 1st Vision Maker Media Media For Change event in Santa Fe, NM. I have to say that I really enjoyed the program and it was good to see old friends and meet new ones. I found this event to particularlly...
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I was honored to attend this event with Vision Maker Media and the event came a right time where I am starting on my PhD in Educational Technology and the discussion of the event hit on all topic areas I will be exploring for my dissertation. When I...
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Volunteer and help us share Native Stories with the World, during our VisionMaker Film Festival Friday, Sept 30 - Thursday, Oct 6. Located on the UNL Campus, Vision Maker Media invites you to join in the festivities of the fourth biennial...

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