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"Narrative and documentary student shorts that exemplify distinctive and genuine coming-of-age storytelling."

— Amanda Naseem, Shorts Programmer

runtime: 82 mins

Synopsis: Native American teen activist Daunnette Moniz-Reyome shares her family’s journey to retain the sacred rituals and values of their culture in the wake of centuries of loss from disease, war and government policies.

Director's Bio: Daunnette Moniz-Reyome is a 17-year-old member of the Winnebago Ho-Chunk tribe of Nebraska and a senior at Walthill Public School, located on the Omaha Reservation where she lives. A model since age 11, she has appeared in Teen Vogue. She uses her platform to bring light to Native American issues. In 2017, she was a guest speaker at the United Nations International Day of the Girl event.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    27 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Director
    Daunnette Moniz-Reyome
  • Producer
    Evan Mascagni
  • Executive Producer
    Holly Carter
  • Cinematographer
    Daunnette Moniz-Reyome
  • Editor
    Michal Labik
  • Composer
    Brian Stoner