Presenting Native Filmmakers: Christina King
Christina King, Creek/Seminole/Sac & Fox (Producer, Up Heartbreak Hill)
Meet Christina King at the screening below
October 2nd - 3:15pm – Lincoln Public Schools: Indian Education Program (9 minutes) & Up Heartbreak Hill (57 minutes) with Christina King (Creek/Seminole/Sac & Fox); Sponsored by Region V Systems Southeast Nebraska Native American Coalition
Christina King (Producer, Up Heartbreak Hill) is an Oklahoma-born producer and filmmaker living in New York City. King’s work focuses on human rights issues, civic engagement through storytelling and democratizing filmmaker opportunities for minority voices.
King recently produced the documentary Up Heartbreak Hill that follows the struggles of three Navajo teens during their senior year at a reservation high school. Other credits include Ric Burns and Chris Eyre’s, American Experience: Tecumseh’s Vision, as well as Michael Moore’s 2009 documentary Capitalism: A Love Story and Independent Lens’ Pushing The Elephant. King has been the Associate Producer for Marilyn Ness’ documentaries Bad Blood and Abuse of Power and for the POV film Election Day, which was featured as a Spotlight Premier selection at the 2007 SXSW Film Festival.
A graduate of the University of Tulsa with a degree in Film Studies and Mass Communications, King started her career in broadcast news, before going on to produce commercials for such clients as Under Armour, the Discovery Channel, David Yurman, Atlantic Records and the Oprah Winfrey Network. King’s screen credentials also include her work as a production secretary for the feature films Fur: An Imaginary Portrait Of Diane Arbus and Che, among others.
King’s directorial debut, Warrior Women, about female revolutionaries within the Red Power movement of the 1970’s, is currently in production.
Sponsored by Region V Systems Southeast Nebraska Native American Coalition