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Bring Her Home

  • Showtime: Fri, Feb 10th @ 2:30 PM

  • Runtime: 56:14

  • Directed By: Leya Hale

  • Rating: GA

  • Genre: Drama

  • Film Subject In Attendance

Sponsored by Fortune Bay Resort Casino. Screening followed by Q&A with film subject Mysti Babineau, All-Women Panel on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives, and Healing Songs by "Oshki Giizhik Singers".
Following the screening, be sure to join us for a Community Learn & Discussion across the street at the Ely Folk School, refreshments provided.


Bring Her Home follows three Indigenous women – an artist, an activist, and a politician – as they fight to vindicate and honor their missing and murdered relatives who have fallen victims to a growing epidemic across Indian country. Despite the lasting effects from historical trauma, each woman must search for healing while navigating racist systems that brought about this very crisis.

Director Bios:

Leya Hale comes from the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Diné Nations. She makes her home in Saint Paul, Minnesota with her companion and children. She is a producer for Twin Cities PBS and is best known for her first feature documentary, The People’s Protectors, a Vision Maker Media grant production, and winner of the 2019 Upper Midwest Emmy Award for Best Cultural Documentary.

In 2020, Leya was awarded the Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellowship for Indigenous Artists and attended the 2020 Berlinale European Film Market as a NATIVe Fellow. Leya is currently working on her second feature, Bring Her Home, a documentary that highlights the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic. When not producing feature films, Leya works on a variety of short form content in efforts to create social change within the upper Midwest region.