Director: Ian Skorodin

Institute History

  • 1998 Sundance Film Festival


Ian Skorodin’s first feature film, Tushka, ranks among the year’s groundbreaking Native-made dramatic features. Based on actual events during the 1970s, the film is set during the period when the FBI waged its COINTELPRO campaign against civil rights efforts made by such organizations as the American Indian Movement and the Black Panthers. A raw, compelling story, Tushka tells of government corruption, Indian defiance, and the power of the human spirit.

— Heather Rae

Screening Details

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