Listen to “The Documentary Life” Episode 93 featuring Mat Hames. The wide ranging interview covers his career including Last Best Hope, two Independent Lens films When I Rise and What Was Ours, as well as the #RTDocs series. Listen in the embedded audio file below, on Apple Podcasts, Android, or subscribe via RSS.
Created from hours of interviews I conducted with Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribal people and historians, Wyoming PBS launched 6 short films for history and government curriculum in Wyoming middle and high schools. Tonight, the project won a national award, presented in Washington D.C., from the National Educational Telecommunications Association, or NETA.
His Majesty the King, Albert II of the Belgians, has bestowed the decoration of Knight of the Order of the Crown on Last Best Hope's executive producers David Grosvenor and Ramona Kelly, director/writer/editor Mat Hames, producer Walter Verstraeten and director of photography Wilson Waggoner. You can read more about the honor here. The DVD is an Amazon's Choice, and you can purchase it here.