Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, October 10th at 9 am Central as she talks with a rising young talent in the arts: Missy Whiteman, Indigenous filmmaker, digital media consultant, director, producer and writer for Independent Indigenous Film & Media.
Missy belongs to the Arapaho and Kickapoo nations and grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While growing up Missy had an early exposure to artists, writers and filmmakers, where she found support and nurturing. Her main influence has been her father who taught her to be true to her vision as an artist and filmmaker and that artistic creation it is a spiritual process.
The foundation of Missy Whiteman's education is in visual arts, media arts, theatre, film & video and photography. As a teenager, Missy attended the Rudy Perpich Center for Arts Education and then The Minneapolis College of Art and Design for Filmmaking and Photography.
Missy understands her work to be a voice for her ancestors to educate and to foster better understanding among all peoples as well as to promote change in Native and non-Native other communities.
While based in part on traditional ways and ideas, her movies also address themes of loss in relation to larger cultural forces as well as the process of healing and redefining cultural identity.