Cheyenne Is Burning

A FEATURE FILM

A modern, subjective, poetic reflection on American history

Cheyenne, an 18 year-old Native American raised away from her culture, struggles to find self acceptance and a sense of belonging. 

 
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Cheyenne burns for an experience other than the one that she has been handed. She is guided to value the dominant culture over her own and expected to do well in school. As senior year continues, she feels an undeniable emptiness in pursuing life in this way. 

 

This is an experiential film meant to take you on the journey of how it feels to be Cheyenne. By immersing audiences in subjective storytelling, our intention is to have compassion instead of judgement for the people we know who are like her, and the parts of ourselves that are her.

 

LET US UNDERSTAND others, understand ourselves, AND HEAL.