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Availability ended 8/11/2020 GMT
(2-8 Nov worldwide +Recorded Panel see below) Douk tells the story of Irene, a young Native girl, who deals with the difficult reality of her and her sister, Wanda, being taken away from their family and sent to a boarding school, where they'll be assimilated into the western culture. In order to prevent this from happening, Irene's parents hatch a place to save them from this fate.

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Michelle Hernandez is a Native American and Latino filmmaker and photographer. She is of Mayan descent and a Wiyot tribal member who grew up on the Table Bluff Reservation. Michelle's currently wrapping up her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Film and Electronic Media at American University in Washington, D.C.. Before that, Michelle received her B.A. at Humboldt State University in both Film and Native American Studies. Many of Michelle's work focuses on the importance of culture, traditions, and identity, as well as dealing with Native American and Latino subjects. With her work, Michelle wants to give voice to stores that help breakdown stereotypes. Her latest project is the short historical fiction film 'Douk' that focuses on the taking of Native children to boarding schools throughout the United States.


Directed by Michelle Hernandez

Written by Michelle Hernandez

Produced by Courtney Brooks
Carolyn Silvernail
Michelle Hernandez

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