We Are All Related” is the theme of the seventh biennial Vision Maker Film Festival. The theme is a conceptual translation from the Lakota language—Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ—a commonly used expression indicating the Lakota’s relationships to each other and in the world.

Opening night is Friday, April 20, 7:30 p.m., at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, featuring the film RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World, which explores how the Native American influence is an integral part of music history, despite attempts to ban, censor and erase Indian culture in the United States.

Ticket prices for Opening Film: https://theross.org/movies/#tickets
* $9.50 Adults; $7.00 Students & Children; $7.50 Military & Seniors; $6.50 Members; $5.00 UNL Students

Festival Films

Dawnland  Family Ingredients
Growing Native Leo Yankton
INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place./it flies. falls./] Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian
Metal Road  Skindigenous
In the Beginning Was Water & Sky The Mayors of Shiprock
On a Knife Edge When They Awake
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World New Muslim Cool
Through the Repellent Fence Street Cred
Kayak to Klemtu

Working with filmmakers of color on all levels is a key focus of this weeklong event, from inspiring future filmmakers to polishing fine skills and knowledge of professional resources. Our partners in the National Minority Consortia (NMC) will each share their feature documentary films and bring filmmakers of color to Lincoln to work with emerging filmmakers.The Festival will feature two, hour-long episodes from Growing Native, a VMM documentary series that features Tribes in regions across the country that are reclaiming old ways for their health today. An episode hosted by Chris Eyre (Cheyenne-Arapaho) is set in the Pacific Northwest and the other is hosted by Moses Brings Plenty (Oglala Lakota) features Oklahoma.

A workshop for professional and emerging filmmakers is open to the public, April 22-24. Filmmaker presentations will be scheduled in classrooms and community settings.

Link to Vision Maker Media Film Festival 2018

Festival passes are just $25.