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.