Public TV and the web have a plethora of great shows coming up for the 2018-2019 season you want to keep your eye out for.
Here is a list below including trailers and website information:
A 13-part series on Indigenous tattooing traditions.
Presented by Vision Maker Media and the Producer/co-director is Jason Brennan.
Trail of Tears
A one-hour documentary regarding new evidence of the forced relocation of Native tribes. Presented by Nine Network of St. Louis. EP: Monty Dobson.
Documentary on Independent Lens regarding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Maine and forced adoptions of Native American children.
EP: Heather Rae, Cherokee. Producers: Adam Mazo, Ben Pender-Cudlip.
Four 30-minute episodes as a spinoff of Tending the Wild, its one-hour broadcast special and webisode series provided by KCET.
Distribution plans TBD. EP: Juan Devis.
Moroni for President
Documentary debuting on the World Channel’s America ReFramed, according to the website description, "After a heated primary election for the presidency of the Navajo Nation, identity and LGBTQ rights become central to the tribe's future."
Producer/director: Billy Luther, Navajo/Hopi/Laguna Pueblo.
Unspoken: America’s Native Boarding Schools
Documentary examining the federal government’s assimilation of Native American children and the Indian Boarding School program.
Producer/director: John Howe.
A documentary on women activists who fought for civil rights in the 1970s. It features Madonna Thunder Hawk, a Lakota leader in the American Indian Movement.
Director/producer: Christina King, Creek/Seminole/Sac & Fox.
Director/producer: Elizabeth Castle.
A four-part series from Vision Maker Media about tribes that are reclaiming traditional knowledge and food pathways.
Producer: Charles “Boots” Kennedye, Kiowa.
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
A documentary about Native American musicians in the blues, jazz and rock music genres. Independent Lens Jan. 28.
Director: Catherine Bainbridge.
The Blackfeet Flood
Documentary on the devastating flood in Montana that killed over two dozen people on the Blackeet Reservation in Montana in 1964.
Director/producer: Benjamin Shorts. Director: Torsten Kjellstrand. Consulting producer: Brook Swaney, Blackfeet/Salish, a former Sundance Institute Time Warner Fellow.
Words from a Bear: The Enigmatic Life of N. Scott Momaday
A documentary on American Masters about Pulitzer Prize–winner Navarro Scott Momaday, one of Native America’s most celebrated authors.
Producer/director: Jeffrey Palmer, Kiowa.
Supervising producer: Jhane Myers, Comanche/Blackfeet.
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