Hot on the heels of his Meek Mill Spotify commissioned doc, Jackson Tisi is back on DN with new documentary short Good Medicine – a film which straddles generations to explore how the youth and elders of the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes find peace and healing through skateboarding and traditional practices. Filmed on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, Jackson explains why he was driven to create this honest profile of the reservation’s residents:
“This film was all about showcasing the positive truths that exist on the Wind River Reservation. Native Americans are overwhelmingly unfairly stereotyped and people from the outside often focus on the negativity they find. I felt this representation was unfair and the more research I did, the more I realized how inaccurate it was. There is so much talent and rich culture that comes from these tribes that often never gets looked at and that is what I wanted to put on display in this film. None of this would have happened without the trust and hospitality of the Shoshone and Arapaho people on the Wind River Reservation.”
Good Medicine is one of the many great projects shared with the Directors Notes Programmers through our submissions process. If you’d like to join them submit your film.