Chris Eyre/Oregon filmmaker
Chris Eyre is one of two Oregon directors to come from Klamath Falls (pop. 20,000), the other being James Ivory.
From the official bio in the 2009 Native American Film & Video Festival program:
CHRIS EYRE (Cheyenne/Arapaho) has been described as “the preeminent Native American filmmaker of his time” by People magazine. He directed three of the five films in the groundbreaking Native American history lesson series We Shall Remain, produced by the PBS series American Experience and broadcast in April 13 2009.
“With my work I like the shades: very rarely are our thoughts really black and white except in the case of our own bias and the limitations of our own experience. We tend to be so limited in our perceptions of what America is. We don’t know about our own history, about being real with those who aren’t “us” – we need some more social/shared understanding and laughter. There is no one truth to our diversity.”
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