Outstanding Native Women
Georgina Lightning, Movie Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actress
Last updated 4/8/2020 at 2:55pm
• First Native American woman to direct a full-length film
• Co-founder, Tribal Alliance Productions
When Georgina Lightning was 18 years old, her father-who had displayed occasional violent outbursts-committed suicide. Georgina searched for reasons. Her quest for information was the incubating force, which resulted in an idea for a screenplay.
Georgina, a Mushwatchees Cree member of the Samson Band of the Hobbema Indian Reserve near Edmonton, Alberta, remains an outspoken advocate for Native American causes, a characteristic that played well in her decisio...