Join Laura Waterman Wittstock as she talks with Keri Pickett about her new film: “First Daughter and the Black Snake,” featuring Native American activist WinonaLaDuke. Keri says, Winona’s "inspirational pursuit of environmental justice, has challenged my story-telling skills. I am weaving together her personal story with the Ojibwe tribal history and its economic dependence on wild rice, now threatened by an oil pipeline.” We will hear two short clips from the film, that opens in Minneapolis on Saturday, April 15th at the Uptown Theatre.,
Pickett is the director and producer of the award-winning documentary feature film The Fabulous Ice Age, an official selection of Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, the Napa Valley Film Festival, Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera and opening the 2014 Jacob’s Pillow Festival. Winner of an audience award at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival and best non-feature film and best non-feature director awards from the Women’s Indie Film Festival and the Gwinnett International Film Festival.
Her short film exploring movement artist Yves Musard with Richard Serra’s massive steel sculpture at the Gagosian Gallery in New York, NY. Steel // Spirit was an official selection of Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, winning two awards of excellence for the director and film in the 3rd Indian Cine Festival in India.
First Daughter and the Black Snake premiere screening: the Native Women in Film Festival, in Los Angeles, California, February 23, 2017.