THURSDAY, JANUARY 10th, 2019 6:30-8PM
Join us for our first Thursday Evening Conversation with local documentary filmmaker Leya Hale.
Light snacks will be served. If you would like to attend but need babysitting services, please let us know ASAP as we may be able to provide this on site.
Leya Hale is from the Dakota and Diné Nations and resides in Saint Paul, MN. She currently works as a Producer for TPT-Twin Cities PBS. In 2013, she co-produced The Past Is Alive Within Us: The U.S.-Dakota Conflict, an Upper Midwest Emmy Award-winner for Best Historical Documentary. In 2016, Reclaiming Sacred Tobacco was her directorial debut and winner of the 2017 Upper Midwest Emmy Award for Best Topical Documentary. In 2018, she produced a Vision Maker Media-funded documentary, The People’s Protectors, which was an official selection at the American Indian Film Festival, Los Angeles Skins Film Festival, and the First Nations Film and Video Festival of Chicago. She also received a 2018 Upper Midwest Emmy Award for Climate Smart: Cities Working Together for Best Science/Environment Documentary. In addition, she was selected as a Knight Fellow for the 2017 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through the Sundance Film Institute and was selected for the 2018 Big Sky Film Institute Native Filmmaker Initiative Fellowship program. Leya continues to work on a variety of local content documentaries in an effort to create social change within Minnesota communities.
This activity is made possible through a grant from the Minnesota States Arts Board Arts Learning Program and the McKnight Foundation.