Home From School: The Children of Carlisle

Home From School: The Children of Carlisle


A feature documentary that follows a delegation of Northern Arapaho tribal members traveling from Wyoming to Pennsylvania to retrieve remains of three children who died at Carlisle Indian Industrial school in the 1880s.

The film dives into the complicated history of the off-reservation Indian boarding schools in the troubled years after the Indian Wars of the 19th century, when tribes were moved onto resource-starved reservations and children were taken away from the families, with the express aim to “kill the Indian in him, and save the man.” Documenting the journey to retrieve the children provides a heart-wrenching lesson in how historic traumas haunt the present…and how they can be healed.

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Program Length: 57 minutes
Production Staff: Executive Producer/Director/Writer: Geoff O’Gara, Co-Producer: Sophie Barksdale, Associate Producer: Jordan Dresser (Northern Arapaho)
Format: DVD & Digital Download
The Website for: Home From School
Production Company: Caldera Productions
Public Broadcast Release: November 23, 2021




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.


Program 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.