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NYC and Austin Film Screenings

On April 18th, two different films are screening on the same night.  In NYC, International House NYC hosts a screening of the award winning Independent Lens film, "What Was Ours", while in Austin, AFS Cinema will host a media preview screening of the new documentary "Why We're Here", an inside look at pioneering studio Rooster Teeth, creators of Red Vs. Blue, Achievement Hunter and hit anime series RWBY.  RSVP for the NYC screening here. (Austin screening is invite only)


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NETA Award for Wind River Films

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. 

Mat Hames interviews Sam Dresser, Northern Arapaho tribal member from the Wind River Reservation

Mat Hames interviews Sam Dresser, Northern Arapaho tribal member from the Wind River Reservation

'WHAT WAS OURS' Premieres on PBS Independent Lens

On January 16, 2017,  award-winning documentary 'What Was Ours' premiered nationally on US television as part of the PBS' series Independent Lens. Check your local PBS station for future broadcasts. You can watch on Amazon and on FireTV devices here.  To purchase the film on Blu Ray, standard HD DVD, digital, or for Educational Usage, visit the film's distributor, Vision Maker Media. Keep up to date on theatrical screenings here.

"Never Conquered" Published by the Atlantic

A short documentary about my friend Eastern Shoshone elder Philbert McLeod was commissioned by Independent Lens. "Never Conquered", was published as an Editor’s Pick by The Atlantic . Watch the whole film here. Directed by Mat Hames and produced by Stephen Talbot and Lois Vossen for Independent Lens. Cinematography by David Layton and Wilson Waggoner. Edited by Mat Hames and Ginny Patrick, score by Nathan Halpern. Special thanks to Stephen Talbot.