Larry Pourier and Lisa Olken

Lisa D OlkenLisa D. Olken is a Denver-based veteran filmmaker and Executer Producer for Rocky Mountain PBS. Olken is dedicated to presenting compelling stories about diverse populations and her nationally award-winning programs focus on Cultural Heritage, Western issues and the Arts. Olken produces a weekly cultural arts series, Arts District, and a web series about antiques and collectibles, Vintage Colorado. Her most recent film, Urban Rez, about the American Indian Relocation and its aftermath, was her 27th Regional Heartland Emmy Award. Among her more than 55 prestigious honors are: the Ministry of Agriculture Prize at the International Ekotopfilm Festival in Bratislava, 12 Colorado Broadcasters Association awards, 3 National CINE Golden Eagles, and 2 Western Heritage Wranglers, the highest honor given in Western genre.

Larry PourierLarry T. Pourier has worked in the film, music, and theater industry for over 20 years. His range of work includes: Producer, Assistant Director, Casting, Consultant, Actor, Stunts, and Motivational Speaker. Other film credits include: Imprint, Skins, Good Meat, Spiral of Fire, and Stone Child, We Shall Remain (PBS), New World (Feature), Dreamkeeper (ABC), Skinwalkers (PBS), Lewis & Clark (IMAX), The Witness (IMAX), Crazy Horse (TNT), Lakota Woman (TNT), Buffalo Soldiers (TNT), Tecumseh (TNT), and Doe Boy (Indie). His latest achievement was to help develop and produce an ongoing Native American public history program for historical Colonial Williamsburg, the first in their history. Larry’s knowledge of his culture and homeland continues to enhance the projects he has worked on. He is not afraid to cover controversial issues to help the public understand the truth about Indian people. Larry was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation, where he is well respected for his achievements, humility, and continuous help and support to the people in his community. When not working on a project he lives in Thunder Valley, on the Pine Ridge Reservation.