Kin Theory DocShop Panel at Big Sky: Caring for Story by Caring for Community

Kin Theory is headed to Big Sky Documentary Film Festival for the third year in a row! Headed to Missoula in February? Join us!

In the Kin Theory DocShop panel “Caring for Story by Caring for Community,” filmmaker and Nia Tero Managing Director, Storytelling, Tracy Rector will guide a conversation about Indigenous filmmaking practices that center community and accountability that invite respectful collaboration, authentic storytelling, and narrative sovereignty. Our generous panelists including the following Kin Theory members: filmmaker Victoria Cheyenne (Tsitsistas/Aymara), whose film Learning I’m Home is screening at the festival; filmmaker, author, and photographer Ramona Emerson (Navajo Nation), whose novel Shutter was published in 2022; filmmaker David Hernández Palmar (Wayuu, IIPUANA Clan) from If Not Us Then Who? and Reciprocity Project; and Ivan MacDonald (Blackfeet), whose film Snqʷeyłmistn: the place where you do your best is screening at the festival. 

This an IN-PERSON event at the 2023 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, MT. Don’t forget to check out the films at this year’s festival, as well as the great DocShop events at

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