Native film series

Briscoe Museum 2019 Native Film Series 

The Briscoe Western Art Museum’s 4th Annual Native Film Series showcases a selection of unique films that feature original and diverse indigenous stories. All were directed, written, produced by, and/or star Native Americans. Documentary filmmaker Julianna Brannum (Comanche) curated the series and will lead a discussion after each screening. Included with museum admission.



Saturday, February 16 | 2:00pm

INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place./it flies. falls./] (2016/1hr 15min)

Blending documentary, narrative, and experimental forms, INAATE/SE/ re-imagines an ancient Ojibway story, the Seven Fires Prophecy, which both predates and predicts first contact with Europeans.


Saturday, March 16 | 2:00pm

Warrior Women (2018/1hr 7min)

Warrior Women tells the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, a leader in the American Indian Movement, and her daughter, Marcy, as they continue to fight for Native rights.


Saturday, April 20 | 2:00pm

In Times of Rain (2018/1hr 30min)

José, a young Indigenous boy, finds himself torn between living a traditional life in his rural community with his grandmother, or joining his mother in Mexico City.


Julianna Brannum is a documentary filmmaker based in Austin, TX. Her first film, The Creek Runs Red, was selected to air on PBS’s national prime-time series, Independent Lens. Ms. Brannum was selected as a Sundance Institute/Ford Foundation Fellow and has been awarded grants from the Sundance Institute’s Native Initiative, National Geographic, Women in Film, ITVS, the Oklahoma Humanities Council, Vision Maker Media, and the Sundance Documentary Fund for her public television documentaryLaDonna Harris: Indian 101. Ms. Brannum most recently served as Series Producer on the PBS series, “Native America”, produced by Providence Pictures. Ms. Brannum is a member of the Quahada band of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma.

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Education Department