Book cover of Native Actors and Filmmakers: Visual Storytelling

Native Actors and Filmmakers: Visual Storytelling



Publisher & Publication Year

7th Generation/Native Voices, 2021

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Gary Robinson (Choctaw/Cherokee)

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Lights, camera, action! Discover the unique lives and career paths of twelve Indigenous people who are actively working in the complex entertainment industry, either in front of or behind the camera. In addition to acting, their work includes motion picture, television, and digital production in such roles as director, producer, writer, cinematographer and editor. Included in these biographies are real-world descriptions of what each member of a production team does, as well as advice on what it takes to get started in the entertainment industry.

Notable Achievements


Kirkus Reviews: "A collection of familiar faces and nostalgic voices representing Native contributions to film."

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