NANOBAH BECKER

Nanobah Becker is an award-winning writer/director and member of the Navajo Nation.  She earned her MFA from Columbia University.  The 6th World, a sci-fi short she wrote and directed, was an episode of the online series Future States (season 3) and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The National Gallery of Canada selected the film for inclusion in its prestigious exhibition Sakahan: International Indigenous Art.  Her short film Conversion was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and was screened at numerous festivals in the US. She directed I Lost My Shadow, by Laura Ortman, which won Best Music Video at the Imagine Native Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto.  Becker was a dialogue director on the Navajo-language dubbing of Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo.  She is currently working on a Cal Humanities–supported feature documentary called Living in the Shadows of Serra, about the history of California’s Mission Indians.  Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Nanobah teaches filmmaking to youth on reservations in New Mexico.

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