A Nation Is Coming

Director: Kent Monkman
Screenwriters: Kent Monkman

Institute History

  • 1997 Sundance Film Festival


In A Nation Is Coming, dancer/choreographer Michael Greyeyes evokes the memory and message of the Ghost Dance. Weaving songs with translation from prophecy, the video reflects on the radical advances in technology and onslaught of disease that have impacted Native people and in the end suggests a new beginning. Often Native women’s contributions to community and society are overlooked or disregarded, yet they are the upholders of the family and culture.

— Heather Rae

Screening Details

  • Section: View from the Center: Native Vision in Cinema
  • Film Type: Dramatic Short
  • Country: Canada
  • Run Time: 24 min.


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