There are many reasons why film is considered a powerful art form and medium: it is a universal power of communication that educates people and brings ideas to life. For Diné filmmaker, activist, writer, artist and Native Sun Devil Lejend Yazzie, filmmaking allows her to reclaim her voice and also carves spaces for herself and others in this world. Tune into this empowering episode as we hear from Lejend on how she is decolonizing the film space and how fellow Diné filmmaker Shandiin Tome’s short film “Mud (Hashtł'ishnii)” influenced her trajectory in her undergraduate studies. We also talk (and tear up) about Taika Waititi’s historic Oscar win at this year’s Academy Awards for his film “Jojo Rabbit” and what his win signifies for all Indigenous peoples. Subscribe to the Turning Points Magazine Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Pocket Casts and wherever you listen to podcasts! Find these and other links at http://bit.ly/turningpointsmagazinepodcast. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/asuturningpoint/. The music for today's episode was provided by Christopher Luna and the Sun Devil Drumtie Circle.