April 2 on Public Television Stations
Watch Walking in Two Worlds for Earth Day
Starting April 2 on Public Television Stations--just in time for Earth Day--Walking in Two Worlds tells a story of division and redemption and demonstrates the possibility of healing both the forest and the Native community. Check your local listings.

Watch how worlds collide in the Tongass National Forest, the largest temperate rainforest on earth, when the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) turns tribes into corporations and sparks a lengthy logging frenzy.

Walking in Two Worlds journeys to the Tongass to reveal its splendor and shed light on the devastation and division resulting from the Settlement Act. The Tongass is rich with old-growth trees, salmon-filled rivers and wildlife. Alaska's Tlingit and Haida Indian tribes have depended on this forest for their culture and survival.

The Settlement Act resulted from a massive collision of Washington bullying, big business and Native American naiveté. The result was a swath of tragic scars in a magnificent forest wilderness. Natives struggled to adapt to new roles as corporate shareholders.

For one Native brother and sister, this transition divided them. While the brother led the Native corporation's clear-cut logging, his sister became a fierce leader in the battle to stop the destruction. Then a life-threatening illness drew them back together as one sibling offered the other a life-saving gift.
Festival Highlights
Sixth Biennial Vision Maker Media Film Festival
A world premiere, an award for media excellence and throngs of film enthusiasts were part of Vision Maker Media's sixth biennial film festival in Lincoln, Nebraska, last weekend. Check out our photo galleries: 
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Don't Miss It: March 18 Deadline
Native American Multimedia Internships 
Vision Maker Media is pleased to offer Public Media Internships to undergraduate or graduate students. With major funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the purpose of the paid internships is to increase the opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native youth in Public Broadcasting.

Location: Interns can be located at Vision Maker Media's offices at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska, or at a Public Television station in the United States. Vision Maker Media will contact Public Television stations that are requested by interns to determine placement options.

(For assistance: 402-472-3522 or visionmaker@unl.edu)
Annual Report
Four New Directions Will Help Meet 
Needs of Indigenous Storytellers

Native Peoples Magazine at Your Fingertips
Native Peoples Media is partnering with Vision Maker Media. A brand new app, which is free to download in the iTunes, Google Play and Amazon app stores, features Native Peoples' entire print magazine, plus exclusive digital content, including new documentary trailers and interviews with Vision Maker filmmakers.

Founded in 1987, Native Peoples magazine seeks to present fair and accurate representation of Indigenous perspectives and experiences in ways that educate, entertain and empower through journalistic storytelling. For more information, visit www.nativepeoples.com.

Webinar Scholarships for Indigenous Filmmakers
VMM Partners with Creative Capital
Through a partnership with Creative Capital, Indigenous filmmakers are eligible to participate in the following webinar at no cost. We have a limited number of scholarships available, therefore this offer is first come, first serve!

To apply for a webinar, email your name and your choice of webinar(s) to Georgiana Lee, Assistant Director of Vision Maker Media, (no later than 2 days before the webinar) at glee@netad.unl.edu.

Webinar: Kickstarter School
Presenter: Stephanie Pereira
Date: Monday, March 21, 7-8:30 p.m. (EST) 
Regular Price: $25 Free

Webinar: Producing & Funding Your Community Engagement Campaign
Presenter: Stephanie Bleyer
Date: Thursday, March 24, 7-8:30 p.m. (EST) 
Regular Price: $25 Free

June 8-9 - Prior to ALLIANCE 2016 Conference
Filmmaker Training in Oakland
The 2016 Vision Maker Media producer training will help filmmakers explore the strategic art of documentary storytelling in a way that ensures project completion and ultimate success. We'll highlight the use of social media in the documentary film world and the development of ancillary materials to expand the impact of your film.

Producers who are funded by Vision Maker Media will participate in this training, which will be held June 8-9, in Oakland, California. This year's training is held in partnership with ALLIANCE 2016 June 9-12, hosted by the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC).

Filmmakers who want to attend the Vision Maker Media Producer Training can register for $200 per person. Contact Georgiana Lee for more details: glee@netad.unl.edu
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