native america

2018 / Documentary Series / United States

A new four-part series from Providence Pictures that will premiere Fall 2018 on PBS stations nationwide. Weaving history and science with living indigenous traditions, the series brings to life a land of massive cities connected by social networks spanning two continents, with unique and sophisticated systems of science, art and writing. Made with the active participation of Native- American communities and filmed in some of the most spectacular locations in the hemisphere, NATIVE AMERICA reveals an ancient and still thriving culture whose splendor and ingenuity is only now beginning to be fully understood and appreciated.

Screening Friday, April 6 1:30 pm


 Director and Producer: Gary Glassman

Director and Producer: Gary Glassman

Gary Glassman comes to television through street and circus performing – clowning, fire-eating, tightrope and stilt walking. His earliest media work includes participatory projects with prisoners and the criminally insane, hospitalized children and developmentally challenged adults. He believes television can change the world and have a positive impact on people’s lives. His first documentary is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery and the Pompidou Center in Paris.

He started Providence Pictures in 1996 and as executive producer/director makes films for the world’s leading broadcasters including PBS, Discovery, History, National Geographic, BBC, and Arte. His films consistently achieve the highest ratings and have won and been honored with nominations for the industry’s most prestigious awards including six Emmys, two Writers Guild Awards, the AAA Science Journalism Prize, the CINE Golden Eagle and the International Archaeology Film Festival Award. Glassman received a BA from Goddard College, and an MFA in Directing from UCLA.

 Series Producer: Julianna Brannum

Series Producer: Julianna Brannum

Julianna Brannum is currently producing an episode in a five-part series for PBS’s American Experience on the rise of Native American activism in the 1960s and ‘70s. She also recently worked as associate producer for a Discovery Channel documentary series, Play’s Anatomy: The History of Video Games. Prior to that, she served as segment producer for LTN’s Red Light, a documentary-like weekly lifestyle program on Los Angeles subcultures.

In additional to working as a producer, Brannum also spent eight years working as a film programmer for AFI FEST, the Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent (formerly IFP/Los Angeles). She has also consulted on various film projects and film festivals. Brannum is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where she studied Journalism/Radio/TV/Film Production. She is a member of the Comanche Tribe of Oklahoma.