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Roxann Karonhiarokwas Whitebean

Roxann Karonhiarokwas Whitebean

My name is Roxann Karonhiarokwas Whitebean and I'm a thirty-two year old independent filmmaker from Kahnawake. I have had the privilege to study and live the ways of the Iroquois peoples. Oral tradition is an important aspect of our culture as it's the primary source of passing our history to future generations. I utilize oral tradition and mix it with contemporary visual content in an effort to engage my audiences in unique stories that are underrepresented.

My goal as a filmmaker is to become a director who creates unique feature films in the fiction and documentary genres. I hope to continue growing as an artist and sharing our truths with the world that emblematizes our past & current-day realities.

Roxann Karonhiarokwas Whitebean is a Mohawk filmmaker from Kahnawake.