Native American women go missing at staggering rates across the US. A new documentary wants people to start talking about it.

Photo courtesy of Caldera Productions of the filming for “Who She Is,” which will be screened Thursday, August, 24 at 7:15 PM at Chautauqua Auditorium. The event includes a panel discussion with co-directors, Jordan Dressler, Sophie Barksdale, and one of the women that the film features. 
Indigenous women and girls are murdered at a rate ten times higher than any other ethnicity in the US according to the Department of Justice. Murder stands as the third leading cause of death for Indigenous women and more than 4 out of 5 Indigenous women have experienced violence according to a National Institute of Justice Report.
“Who She Is,” a new film about this underreported and ongoing issue will be screened tomorrow evening at Chautauqua Auditorium. KGNU’s Kathy Partridge interviewed Emily Zinn of the Museum of Boulder and co-director Jordan Dressler. Dressler says he wanted to explore the missing and murdered indigenous women epidemic because he was hearing story after story but no one was doing anything about it.

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Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.
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