Blue Chalk Documentary Wins At McMinnville Film Festival

Our film "The People's Newspaper" has won the Shawash Ilihi Award for Best Native American Film at the 2022 McMinnville Short Film Festival

Produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, the film tells the story of the Navajo Times journalists who maintain the crucial, but fragile, informational links that hold together their community which is spread over an enormous space with limited digital connectedness. This is the fourth award for the project following its premiere on The New Yorker in 2021.

The McMinnville Short Film Festival takes place annually in McMinnville, Oregon where it works to connect local filmmakers with their counterparts around the world, by providing a venue for culturally diverse screenings, events, and gatherings. 

Since 2018, Blue Chalk has screened a total of four films at the festival including, "Indigenous Sacred Ways," and "Domestic Violence in Rural America: Survivor's Stories," among others.