Native Voices at the University of Washington is a center where students, faculty, and independent producers create documentaries and media research that contributes to the understanding, strengthening, and support of Indigenous people and communities. Native Voices envisions filmmaking from a decolonized, community based, and global perspective. We offer students and producers the opportunity to explore documentary from an Indigenous perspective, and to create projects that speak to critical personal, social and political issues in their lives.
Documentaries produced in our center have won awards and been screened at Sundance, the American Indian Film Festival, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of Modern Art, and many other venues. Our films are used in Indigenous education throughout the world.
Join us as we celebrate 10 years of the Native Voices program at UW. Most of our graduates are returning to help celebrate our anniversary. Friday, May 3rd, 7-10 pm, with a reception at 6pm. University of Washington campus, Kane Hall 220.
In its Sunday series running through Nov. 4, 2012, Voices of the First Peoples, UWTV showcases films created by American Indian filmmakers, many of them produced through the Native Voices program at the University of Washington, as well as other award-winning PBS films. The films explore themes of identity, survival, racism and exploitation, children, history, community, and activism, opening a window into First People's issues, culture and history.
The series is hosted by Daniel Hart, co-director of Native Voices, and Charlotte Cote. It airs on UWTV Sundays at 7 p.m.
Native Voice Film Festival 2008