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Memoir of a Choctaw Indian Pt. 2

This was shot on a Canon 5D III in Wadi Rum, Jordan for Choctaw author and playwright LeAnne Howe’s forthcoming eBook “Memoirs of a Choctaw in Jordan” (Working title). Shot and edited by James Fortier.

Memoir of a Choctaw Indian Pt. 1

This was shot on a Canon 5D III in Wadi Rum, Jordan for Choctaw author and playwright LeAnne Howe’s forthcoming eBook “Memoirs of a Choctaw in Jordan” (Working title). Shot and edited by James Fortier.

Indian Country Diaries: Spiral of Fire (PBS)

This documentary explores the challenges faced by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on their reservation in North Carolina. Through the eyes of Choctaw writer LeAnne Howe, we see how their fusion of tourism, cultural preservation, and spirituality is working to insure their tribe’s vitality in the 21st century. Director of Photography, James M Fortier. […]

Searching for Sequoyah Trailer

Short teaser for the work in progress documentary production of Searching for Sequoyah.

Playing Pastime: American Indians, Softball & Survival

When most people think of baseball, the last thing that comes to mind are American Indians. And when most people think of American Indians they imagine the whoop ‘em up, war bonnet-wearing stereotypes popularized in the media. Rarely do people put the two together. Most people do not know that the famed Louis and Clark […]

Gifts From the Elders Trailer

The trailer for the documentary Gifts from the Elders, written, produced, directed, and edited by James Fortier.