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This program include six (6) short films! Please click through the films on the right to see details about each one.


A historical fictional drama that takes place over the course of a couple days in the early 1900s. It tells the story of a young Native girl, Irene, who deals with the difficult reality of her and her sister, Wanda, being taken away from their father and mother and sent to a boarding school, where they will be assimilated into the western culture. Once this happens, they will no longer be able to practice their language, culture, and traditions. In order to prevent this from being a true reality, Irene’s parents hatch a plan to save them from this fate.

Director's Bio:

Michelle Hernandez is a Wiyot filmmaker and photographer. She grew up on the Table Bluff Reservation. She received her master’s in film and Electronic Media at American University and her B.A. at Humboldt State in both Film and Native American Studies. Many of her work focuses on the importance of culture, traditions and identity. With her work she wants to create diverse stories with representation.

  • Runtime
    17 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Northwest Premiere
  • Rating
    "PG" equivalent
  • Note
    American University
  • Director
    Michelle Hernandez
  • Screenwriter
    Michelle Hernandez
  • Producer
    Courtney Brooks, Michelle Hernandez, Carolyn Silvernail
  • Executive Producer
    Richie Wenzler
  • Cast
    Justin Rain, Roseanne Supernault, J. David Hinze, Joyce Hernandez, Destiny Lewis
  • Cinematographer
    Ross Godwin
  • Editor
    Richie Wenzler
  • Sound Design
    Pamela Xing
  • Music
    Robert Arzola