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Adam Piron

Adam Piron (Kiowa/Mohawk) is a filmmaker and programmer based in Southern California. He currently serves as director of Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program and is a cofounder of COUSIN, a collective supporting Indigenous artists expanding the form of film.

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The Uncharted Frontier: Will Rogers in John Ford’s America

In his collaborations with Ford, the beloved star—the highest-paid Hollywood actor of the early 1930s—played multidimensional characters that challenged assumptions about Native Americans.

By Adam Piron