Reciprocity Project

Reciprocity Project Filmmakers Cohort2 Introduction v6

June 24, 2022

Introducing the Reciprocity Project Season Two Cohort

Reciprocity Project

On behalf of the entire Reciprocity Project team, we're honored to announce the Reciprocity Project Season Two cohort! Together, these artists form an inspiring and diverse cohort of Indigenous filmmakers and storytellers, spanning across continents.

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December 10, 2021

Trailer: ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught) by Brit Hensel

Reciprocity Project

Filmed on the Qualla Boundary and Cherokee Nation, ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught) by Brit Hensel explores expressions of reciprocity in the Cherokee world, brought to life through a story told by an elder and first language speaker.

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December 10, 2021

New Film ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught) to Make World Premiere at 2022 Sundance Film Festival

Filmmaker Brit Hensel is the first woman who is a citizen of Cherokee Nation to direct an official selection at the world’s top film festival.

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October 5, 2021

Reciprocity Project: Season 1 - Trailer

Facing a climate crisis, the Reciprocity Project embraces Indigenous value systems that have bolstered communities since the beginning of time.

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June 16, 2021

Princess Daazhraii Johnson and the generation reclaiming Gwich'in

Seedcast

Princess Daazhraii Johnson (Neets'aii Gwich'in) is an Indigenous TV and film producer on a journey of learning, reclaiming, and revitalizing her ancestral language of Gwich’in, which is only spoken by a few hundred people.

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December 16, 2020

ᏙᎯ (Tohi)

Seedcast

Jess Ramirez explores the concept of reciprocity with Cherokee documentary filmmaker, activist, and member of the Cherokee Nation Brit Hensel.

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