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World MUSE believes film is a powerful medium for highlighting social justice issues and amplifying the voices of those most directly impacted by them. We have partnered with Unlocked Films to produce a series of documentary films that inspire reflection, education, and action. 

“A Reflection of Life” explores water issues in the Pacific Northwest, while noting the broader issues facing the entire West, with an emphasis on amplifying Indigenous voices. Filmmaker Jesse Locke interviewed members of The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Chugach Alaska Native Corporation and Valdez Native Tribes, The Klamath Tribes, The Nez Perce Tribe, The Hopi Tribe, and Standing Rock Tribe to capture the Indigenous stories and wisdom featured in the film.


World MUSE has also partnered with COCC’s Native American College Prep Program, along with two Warm Springs filmmakers, to produce a short film featuring the voices of Indigenous Youth. This will be screened along with “A Reflection of Life” on April 20th at both The Tower Theater and Madras Performing Arts Center. A Conversation Series exploring some of the topics covered in the films will be held on April 21st at High Desert Music Hall in Redmond.


Please note there are separate ticket links for each event. Tickets for the film premiers begin at $5 and include a limited time online viewing option with closed captioning. 

April 20 

Film Premier at The Tower Theater
835 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97703
6:00-8:00pm (Doors Open: 5:30pm)


April 20

Film Premier at The Performing Arts
412 Buff Street, Madras, OR 97741
6:00-8:00pm (Doors Open: 5:30pm)


April 21

Conversation Series at High Desert Music Hall
818 SW Forest Ave, Redmond, OR 97756
9:30am-12:00pm (Doors Open: 9:00am)


Tickets for the Conversation Series are free but must be reserved in advance.



Film Team:
Filmmaker: Jesse Locke
Producers: Acosia Red Elk, Brigette McConville, Spring Alaska Schreiner, Brutis Baez

Youth Film Team:
Filmmakers: Brutis Baez, LaRonn Katchia
Producer: Geneva Mayall

This film project is supported by funds from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.