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October 16, 2012 
SKYDANCER BROADCAST PREMIERE ON PBS, AMERICA REFRAMED
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 

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    "A poignant film that captures the grit, pride, and sacrifice associated with a profession that has become a time-honored tradition for many Mohawk."
    Tim Johnson (Mohawk), Assoc. Director
    National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
SKYDANCER will have its broadcast premiere on America ReFramed, part of the World Channel, on Sunday, October 21 (check local listings here). Academy Award®-nominated director Katja Esson (FERRY TALES, POETRY OF RESILIENCE) explores the colorful and at times tragic history of the Mohawk skywalkers, bringing us a nuanced portrait of modern Native American life and a visually stunning story of double lives. Renowned for their balance and skill, six generations of Mohawk men have been leaving their families behind on the reservation to travel to New York City, to work on some of the biggest construction jobs in the world. While the men are away working, the women often struggle to keep their children away from the illegal temptations of this economically deprived area.

See a clip here.
Learn more about the film here.  
 
MEATHOOKED TO PREMIERE ON AMERICA REFRAMED
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21
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MEATHOOKED, a film by Suzanne Wasserman (SWEATSHOP CINDERELLA, THUNDER IN GUYANA) and produced through WMM's Production Assistance Program, will also premiere on America ReFramed on Sunday, November 18. For more information and local listings, click here.
 



This year marks the 40th anniversary of Women Make Movies. Since its beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by independent women directors in the world. In the last five years, dozens of WMM films have been broadcast on PBS, HBO and the Sundance Channel, among others. In addition, in the last year, our Production Assistance (PA) Program has helped hundreds of women filmmakers raise $2.1 million to fund their productions from concept to completion, resulting in numerous award-winning films. 

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