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Malinda Maynor

Malinda Maynor

Documentary Film and Video

About

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.


Sounds of Faith

video

JUNE, 1997
VIDEO DURATION: 14 MIN.
Sounds of Faith explores the Christian spiritual and musical traditions of the Lumbee Indians of North Carolina.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Sundance Film Festival, 1999
Women in the Director's Chair Film Festival, 1998

Real Indian

16mm color film

JUNE, 1996
VIDEO DURATION: 7 MIN.

Real Indian is a lighthearted, very personal look at the meaning of the filmmakers' Native American heritage.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Best Short Documentary, American Indian Film Festival, 1997
Director's Citation, South By Southwest Film Festival, 1998
Black Maria Film and Video Competition, 1997
Sundance Film Festival, 1998

Oasis

video

MARCH, 1996
VIDEO DURATION: 8 MIN.

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.


Making Something Out of Myself

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 1995
VIDEO DURATION: 3 MIN.

A humorous personal take on food, fathers, and the filmmaker's quest to be physically "perfect."