Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian

  • Badger Creek


The Main 2 Fri, Apr 13, 2018 4:20 PM
The Main 2 Sat, Apr 28, 2018 1:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Programs:New American Visions
Minnesota Made
Tags:Native American
Family Drama
Culture & Society
Indigenous Peoples
Release Year:2018
Runtime:57 min
Website:Official Website
Director:Syd Beane
Co-Director:Jesse Heinzen
John Whitehead
Producer:Syd Beane
Jesse Heinzen
Julianna Olsen
Stephanie Mosher
John Whitehead
Cinematographer:Jon Springer
Screenwriter:Julianna Olsen
Editor:Chad Knutson
Composer:Phil Aaron
Brent Michael Davids
Principal Cast:Kate Beane
Evan Adams


Filmmakers Attending

Charles Alexander Eastman was a renowned physician, author, lecturer and Native American rights advocate. His life has been documented in various articles throughout history, but Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian makes for a truly unique effort—a project helmed by Eastman’s descendants. Kate Beane and her family bring Eastman’s story to screen, charting from his childhood growing to his education to his illustrious career.

Beside his beloved wife, Elaine Goodman Eastman, Charles (Ohiyesa) produced a lasting body of work that continues to inform Native American culture and the global representation of it. A family effort, filmmaker Syd Beane (whose great grandfather, John Eastman, was brother to Charles) and Kate showcase not only their ancestor’s career but the lasting influence his life had on future generations, making for a film that weaves together past and present to tell the story of Ohiyesa.

Filmmaker Biography

Syd Beane Sydney Beane takes the helm of the documentary centering on his relative, Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa). Along with filmmaking, Beane is an educator and community organizer. His great-grandfather, Rev. John Eastman, was the older brother of Charles Eastman.


Screening with Short Film:

Badger Creek: A portrait of Native resilience as seen through a year in the life of three generations of a Blackfeet family living on the rez in Montana.
Director(s): Jonathan Skurnik, Randy Vasquez | Runtime: 27 min | Country: USA | 2016 | English, Black Feet


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