Senior Terry Jones (VPA ’16) received the exciting news that his film, “Give and Take” is an official selection in the LA Skins Fest. Terry, a member of the Seneca wolf clan, filmed the short on the Onondaga Nation in Nedrow, just south of Syracuse. In the film, a linguistic anthropologist travels to a nearby reservation to record indigenous songs for his research. However, when he arrives to meet with a community elder, an American Indian trickster lures him into the forest.
The LA SKINS FEST offers a voice for emerging Native Americans in the film industry. Established eight years ago with support from several art foundations, entertainment corporations, and Native American tribes, the organization premiers several Native-made movies that feature Q&A’s with Native American filmmakers, panel discussions with industry professionals and after parties that feature new Native American musicians.
Terry also was awarded the Udall Scholarship in 2015 for his work with Native American art and policy.