Malinda M. Maynor is a Lumbee Indian from North Carolina. She is currently the co-producer for In the Light of Reverence, a film documenting Native American struggles to protect sacred sites. She is a 1998 Sundance Institute Native Initiative Fellow, and a graduate of Stanford University's Masters program in Documentary Film and Video and holds a B.A. in American history and literature from Harvard University. She has taught in American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University and has recently completed a CD-ROM and website on Lumbee Indian history, with a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.
16mm color film
Real Indian is a lighthearted, very personal look at the meaning of the filmmakers' Native American heritage.
Oasis documents East Palo Alto's community garden as a center of cross-cultural communication and growth for kids who are residents in the area.
16mm black and white film
A humorous personal take on food, fathers, and the filmmaker's quest to be physically "perfect."