Film with integrity. Depict dignity. Share empathy.
ravebird is a Native and female-owned video production company located in the Great Lakes region of Wisconsin. Our mission is to depict Native and diverse stories with dignity. Our motto is: Film with integrity. Depict dignity. Share empathy.
The Eagle is the symbol for Bravebird. It is the sacred spirit of our Native roots of the Huichol an Indigenous people of the Sierra Madre Occidental of Mexico. The Eagle is considered a bridge between the divine and humanity. Our Ancestors believed that its feathers held the power to see and hear the living world, to cure diseases, and to guide the sun and rain over Mother Earth to nourish all of life.
At Bravebird, we believe the Eagle is a perfect illustration for our mission to depict the dignity thriving in our Native and diverse communities, while helping the greater public “see and hear” the living world around them through authentic stories told in film.
There is high demand for narratives that depict the rich diversity of the ever-changing demographics in the USA. Bravebird is pioneering a new wave of high-quality filmmaking to holistically depict the dignity of our Native and diverse communities. We call this new wave, Cinema Dignité.
With Cinema Dignité we are able to develop and produce safe productions that operate with respect and dignity for both cast and crew, while creating impactful, meaningful, and memorable stories all with an equitable lens that can be seen and felt in every step of the production process.
UCLA’s annual Hollywood Diversity Report shows a glaring absence of women and diverse communities in the film industry. In contrast, the cast and crew for our first feature film, Trace the Line tells a different story: 55% BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of color) and 50% Women. With Cinema Dignité we continue to push the needle for equitable representation of all people in media.
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