McKnight Media Artist Fellowships 2022
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McKnight Media Artist Fellowships 2022

2020–2021 McKnight Media winners, from left, Cy Dodson, David J. Buchanan, Missy Whiteman, and Karen Frank. Photos: Eric Mueller, courtesy FilmNorth.

Each year four Minnesota artists are selected as McKnight Media Arts Fellows. Join us for a unique evening of film clips and conversation as Pablo de Ocampo, the Walker’s Director and Curator of Moving Image, sits down with the four 2020–2021 fellows, who share their work and reflect upon their experiences as recipients of this prestigious award.

Writer/Director David J. Buchanan (Black in Minneapolis)
Documentarian Cy Dodson (Say His Name: Five Days for George Floyd)
Screenwriter Karen Frank (Buried)
Multimedia artist Missy Whiteman (The Coyote Way)

The intent of the McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists is to recognize and support mid-career media artists living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence. Find out more at

Co-presented by FilmNorth.

The Coyote Way: X is a new form of visual Indigenous storytelling infused with Expanded Cinema experience (XR experience) utilizing 360 VR, video synthesizer, projection, performance, and live score. Rooted in deep Ancestral knowledge and traditional stories, The Coyote Way gives a new life that rises up through the cracks of the broken sidewalks, built on ancestral ground, deepened in cellular memory and star knowledge. This is a continuation of Sundance Native Lab supported project The Coyote Way: Going Back Home, a short sci‐fi/docu-narrative film about a young boy named Charlie, who must make a life-changing decision to join a Native street gang or begin an epic pilgrimage that will reveal the truth of his existence.

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