Hidden Medicine

Director: Robby Romero
Screenwriters: Chief Oren Lyons, Robby Romero

Institute History

  • 1999 Sundance Film Festival


Hidden Medicine is an experimental, mystical film that deals with the relationship between indigenous people and the environment. The story takes place in Onondaga country with appearances by Chief Oren Lyons and clan mother Audrey Shenendoah. A young girl, played by director Robby Romero’s daughter, has a dream about a traditional runner who takes a crucial message from his clan to the United Nations. The film beautifully weaves story, poetry, music, and politics, creating an impending sense of our planet’s struggle to survive.

— Heather Rae

Screening Details

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