38th Annual IDA Documentary Awards Member Voting: Best Short

ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught)

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Filmed on the Qualla Boundary and Cherokee Nation, ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught) explores expressions of reciprocity in the Cherokee world, brought to life through a story told by an elder and first language speaker. ᎤᏕᏲᏅ circles the intersection of tradition, language, land and a commitment to maintaining balance. This film was created in collaboration with independent artists from both Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    9 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Brit Hensel
  • Producer
    Taylor Hensel, Adam Mazo, Kavita Pillay, Tracy Rector