Jury Names Best Film in Native American Documentary Challenge
Audience Awards announces United By Water by Derrick LaMere as the Grand Jury Prize winner in the Native American Documentary Challange.
The goal of this challenge is to accelerate Native American filmmakers’ careers.
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