Moving In The Next Direction: The Works of Filmmaker Missy Whiteman
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Moving In The Next Direction: The Works of Filmmaker Missy Whiteman


Missy Whiteman (Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo) is a Minneapolis filmmaker exploring new ways of Indigenous storytelling with expanded cinema and new technology. The Coyote Way: Going Back Home, is a two dimensional short sci-fi film that includes a young boy’s journey, time travel, parallel universes and DNA memory with Indigenous perspectives. This film transformed into The Coyote Way: X – Expanded Cinema Experience. It is shot in 360 degrees, uses virtual and augmented reality (360 VR/AR) and sometimes includes video synthesizer, projection, performance, live score and audience participation. Missy’s experimentation with expanded cinema is ongoing and new projects are upcoming. This story was produced by Dixie Treichel.