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Beverly R. Singer

Award-winning Native filmmaker Beverly Singer uses documentary to explore wellness among women, children, and Native communities. She has professional experience as a social worker, college professor and social science researcher. Singer holds an MA in social service administration from the University of Chicago as well as a degree in documentary film training from the Anthropology Film Center in Santa Fe, NM, and Ph.D. in American studies from the University of New Mexico.

Singer has been active in the media industry for over twenty years. She is a founding member of the Native American Producers Alliance and author of Wiping the War Paint Off the Lens (2001), a book on Native American independent filmmaking. Singer was recently named director of the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and she served as an official selector on the board of the 2000 Native American Film and Video Festival. Some of Singer’s films include: NATIVE CHILDREN TO CHILDREN: INSIGHT TO HIV/AIDS (1997); HOZHO OF NATIVE WOMEN (1997), which opens at the largest gathering of Native American women in the country at the 1994 Wellness and Native Women conference and honors contemporary and individual perspectives of Native women regarding historical adversity; A VIDEO BOOK (1994), a self-portrait of thoughts, ideas, and images derived from cultural memory and self-acceptance and HE WO UN POH: RECOVERY IN NATIVE AMERICA (1993), a revealing portrait of Native Americans recovering from alcoholism. Singer’s films have been broadcast on cable television and showcased at festivals and in the United States and abroad including the Sundance Film Festival, Dreamspeakers Film Festival, the Margaret Mead Festival, the Viennale Film Festival, and the Smithsonian Museum Native American Film Festival. (10/09)

Hózhó of Native Women
A film by Beverly R. Singer (Tewa Pueblo, Navajo), 1997, 29 min., Color

"Five Native American Women from diverse tribal backgrounds tell moving stories, from their lives and cultural memory that concern wellness — physical...

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