Listen Runningwater and Harjo explain why they're in Minnesota
Listen Runningwater and Harjo talk about the importance of developing Indian filmmaking
Listen Sundance Institute comes to Minnesota to encourage Indian film making
Bird Runningwater is associate director of the Sundance Institute's Native American Program.
He's traveling with Seminole film director Sterlin Harjo, who recently made a family drama, "Four Sheets to the Wind," in his home state of Oklahoma.
Their visit includes screenings of the film on the Mille Lacs reservation and at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
MPR's Euan Kerr talked with Runningwater and Harjo about the project.
Runningwater said his mandate is to encourage filmmaking of all kinds in Native American communities.