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LITTLE CHIEF

Erica Tremblay

It's just another typical day at a rural elementary school on a reservation in Oklahoma. Little Chief, the school’s mascot, appears faded on the walls as a proud symbol of a rich and complicated history. It’s a world that is stacked against them, but Sharon shows up each day to guide her 5th grade students through it. Bear is having a particularly hard time, enduring challenges both at home and in the classroom. He is desperate to escape it all, and Sharon is left chasing a little boy who is running to nowhere.

LITTLE CHIEF is a quiet film about quiet people. Like its main character, a Native teacher of fifth graders on an Oklahoma reservation, It forces you to lean in and pay attention. I’m really glad I did. — Erin (Artistic Director)

DETAILS

CATEGORY

Drama

RUNTIME

12 min

COUNTRY

USA

LANGUAGE

English

TAGS

Drama, Family Friendly

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

Erica Tremblay is a Native American documentary filmmaker and activist currently studying her Indigenous language at Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve in Ontario. Her projects have screened at 60+ film festivals and her work has been featured on PBS, CNN and the Independent Film Channel. Erica’s films explore topics including violence against Indigenous women, restorative justice and issues impacting the two-spirit community. She has worked with many grassroots organizations, including the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, the Alaska Native Women’s Coalition and the Monument Quilt Project. Erica was recently honored as a 40 Under 40 Native American and received a 2018 Sundance Native Film Lab Fellowship.

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Available to watch on demand from August 22-29, 2020


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CREDITS

Director: Erica Tremblay


Supervising Producer: Sterlin Harjo


Producers: Deidre Backs, Kasia Chmielinski, Sterlin Harjo


Associate Producers: Rachel Streater, William Tarrant


Writer: Erica Tremblay


Cinematographer: Marshall Stief


Editor: Robert Grigsby Wilson


Composer: Garth Stevenson


Cast: Lily Gladstone, Julian Ballentyne

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