Ivy MacDonald is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet tribe of Browning Montana. She graduated from the University of Montana in 2017 with a BFA in Digital Filmmaking. Over the last four years she has produced and directed work for ESPN, ACLU, and is currently working on her first feature length documentary titled When They Were Here. When They Were Here is a documentary that sheds light on the invisible crisis known as the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls crisis. Along with her first feature length documentary, she is producing a documentary series for Showtime which is set to premiere next year. She was also a Fourth World Media Lab Fellow for Tracy Rector’s indigenous filmmakers program and is currently a Firelight Media Doc Lab fellow.
“I’m extremely excited to be teaching this summer. Teaching youth filmmaking is so important not only for them to take their stories back but also amplify their voices.”