The Great Northern: The Electric Indian


The Main 3 Wed, Jan 31 7:00 PM
Film Info
Program:The Great Northern
Release Year:2024
Runtime:57 min
Print Source:TPT
Women Directors
Indigenous Voices
Director:Leya Hale


Preview Screening Event Wednesday, January 31

Reception at 6:30 PM • Screening at 7:00 PM

The screening will be followed by a conversation with filmmaker Leya Hale.

About the film

Hockey legend Henry Boucha was a former National Hockey League player, a U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist, and member of the Ojibwe Nation. The Electric Indian profiles his outstanding life and hockey career from early stardom to crushing defeat, and journey to healing.

The Electric Indian is a co-production of Twin Cities PBS and Vision Maker Media, with funding provided by the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and Manitou Foundation.

Filmmaker Bio

Leya Hale comes from the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Diné Nations. She is a multiple regional Emmy award winning documentary producer for Twin Cities PBS. Her work brings visibility to Indigenous lifeways and issues impacting her community. She is best known for her feature films, The People’s Protectors and Bring Her Home, both distributed by PBS. In 2020, Leya was awarded the Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellowship for Indigenous Artists and Bring Her Home was selected to represent the US at INPUT 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. When not producing features, Leya works on a variety of short form content in efforts to highlight underrepresented stories within the upper Midwest region.

About The Great Northern | Jan 25–Feb 4, 2024

The Great Northern celebrates our cold, creative winters through diverse programming that invigorates mind and body in late January and early February. In an era of changing climate that threatens our signature season, we seek to create community, inspire action, and share the resilient spirit of the North with the world.

About MSP Film

The films are curated by the MSP Film, whose mission is to inform and transform individuals and communities through the power of great cinema. MSP Film has spent the last six decades celebrating a myriad of cultures, countries and issues of collective local and global concern through film, believing in the potency of storytelling to move people, and to move people to action. Our widely recognized Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, Cine Latino, or daily screenings at The Main Cinema represent a diversity of perspectives and 100+ cultures and countries each year, providing unique platforms for learning and action through film and conversation.