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About the Filmmakers

Phil Lucas
Phil Lucas
Phil Lucas (Choctaw) has written, directed, and produced over 65 cultural, educational, and documentary films and video productions, including the award-winning five-part PBS series called, Images of Indians, which reveals the problem of Indian stereotypes in Hollywood Westerns. He also produced the 3-part series The Honor of All, which documented the amazing story of the Alkali Indian Band and the band's successful alcohol rehabilition program.

Other Native American theme programs include the 5-part Walking with Grandfather, A Voyage of Rediscovery, I'm Not Afraid of Me, and the Emmy-nominated American Indian Dance Theatre: Dances for the New Generations. His most well-known series are Story-tellers of the Pacific and the five-part The Native Americans for Turner Broadcast System.

In 1980, Lucas founded Phil Lucas Productions, Inc. He has been head of the Department of Communication Arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, and he has taught courses about Native Americans in the films in various colleges and universities.

Visit Phil's website.

Jim Friedrich
Jim Friedrich
Jim Friedrich shot and directed the 2006 film Studio Dialogue.