Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks


With the beginning of November, we’re thrilled to welcome the start of “Forty Years, Forty Weeks” – a collaboration between Vision Maker Media and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting to celebrate Vision Maker Media’s 40th anniversary.

Each week for the next forty weeks, a different film featuring Native voices from Native producers will be available to stream free online, in celebration of Vision Maker Media’s 40 years supporting American Indian and Alaska Native film projects.

To kick off “Forty Years, Forty Weeks,” Vision Maker Media introduces you to Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith, an internationally renowned Shoshone French Cree painter who has been creating abstract paintings and lithographs since the 1970s that address socio-political issues with continuing relevance to the Native American experience.


Watch “American Indian Artists: Jaune Quick-To-See Smith” on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting website.

Check back here every Tuesday, or follow us at @amarchivepub on Twitter to keep up with featured streaming films over the next 40 weeks. You can find the complete schedule here.

About Vision Maker Media

Vision Maker Media is the premier source for quality American Indian and Alaska Native educational and home videos. All aspects of Vision Maker Media programs encourage the involvement of young people to learn more about careers in the media – to be the next generation of storytellers. Vision Maker Media envisions a world changed and healed by understanding Native stories and the public conversations they generate.

With funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Vision Maker Media’s Public Media Content Fund awards support to projects with a Native American theme and significant Native involvement that ultimately benefits the entire public media community. Vision Maker Media, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) empowers and engages Native People to tell stories. For more information,

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