FILMS BYKIDS - Against The Current
17-year-old Daunnette Moniz-Reyome, who lives on the Umo ho Native American reservation in Nebraska, has grown up hearing stories of substance abuse, depression, and suicide. Yet Moniz-Reyome has thrived, becoming an activist who has appeared in Teen Vogue and spoken at the U.N. about Native American issues. Mentored by filmmaker Evan Mascagni, Moniz-Reyome interviews Native American youth and elders against the backdrop of a ceremonial powwow. She shares her family's journey to retain the sacred rituals and values of their culture and the ways in which her community is healing generational trauma and mental health issues with strength and dignity.
Series Website: http://www.bykids.org
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