Featured Session: FX’s Reservation Dogs: Indigenous Storytelling Without Bounds

Mar 9, 2024

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

FX’s Reservation Dogs has been hailed as a triumph in authentic Indigenous storytelling on screen. The acclaimed series has broken barriers both in front of and behind the camera, with every writer, director and series regular on the show being Indigenous. While singularly unique to mainstream audiences, the series is the culmination of decades of grassroots filmmaking and advocacy that has been taking place across Turtle Island/North America and beyond. A global community of Indigenous storytellers that includes co-creators Taika Waititi, Sterlin Harjo and many of the creative talents behind Reservation Dogs are breaking through with distinctly Indigenous ways of telling stories on screen and signaling an exciting new era for the industry.

Featuring series co-creator/EP/writer/director Sterlin Harjo, director Danis Goulet, actor/writer/director Devery Jacobs and actor D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai.

About FX’s Reservation Dogs:
Throughout its first two seasons, Reservation Dogs landed on 180+ critics’ year-end best lists, was honored as an AFI Television Program of the Year for two consecutive years and won two Independent Spirit Awards, a Gotham Award and Peabody Award. The show was among seven programs recognized in 2022 by the Television Academy as part of its 15th Television Academy Honors, showcasing exceptional programs and their producers who have leveraged the power of television to fuel social change.

Reservation Dogs is co-created by Sterlin Harjo (Love and Fury, Four Sheets to the Wind) and Academy Award® winner Taika Waititi (Our Flag Means Death, What We Do in the Shadows) and executive produced by Harjo, Waititi and Garrett Basch (What We Do in the Shadows, The Night Of). Reservation Dogs is produced by FX Productions.

This panel was organized in collaboration with Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Danis Goulet
Danis Goulet

Wapun Films

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Sterlin Harjo

Crazy Eagle Media, Inc

photo of Devery Jacobs
photo of Kerry Swanson
Kerry Swanson

Indigenous Screen Office

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This event is currently available on demand.
Video On Demand for this event began on Tuesday, March 19th 2024 at 10:00am CT.

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