Director: Julianna Brannum
Editor/Producer: Sam Wainwright Douglas (Traveling Film Representative)
Running Time: 65 minutes
LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris and the role that she played in Native and mainstream American history since the 1960s. Harris’ activism began in Oklahoma, fighting segregation and assisting grassroots Native and women’s groups. She continued her work in Washington, D.C. where she helped introduce landmark programs and legislation including tribal land return claims, improving education and health care for Native Americans, ending job discrimination against women and protecting environmental resources for tribes. Using interviews, archival footage and photographs, LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 celebrates her life and personal struggles that led her to become a voice for Native people and highlights her contemporary work to strengthen and rebuild indigenous communities and train emerging Native leaders around the world.
Cine Las Americas Film Festival – Hecho in Tejas Award
Native American Film & Video Festival – Best Documentary Feature
Native American Film & Video Festival – Best Biographical Film