Pepper’s Pow Wow

Institute History

  • 1996 Sundance Film Festival


The documentary Pepper’s Pow Wow opens up new territory for Native American subjects by focusing on Jim Pepper, an international jazz musician, whose contributions to the world of music have never been appraised for general audiences. His life and music serve as a successful metaphor for many minorities, who seek to participate in society while still maintaining their own cultural identity.

— Stephen Lewis

Screening Details


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