Curriculum Vitae

Suree began her professional film career as an artist-in-residence teaching hospitalized children in Chicago, IL.  In 2003, she started teaching Documentary at the university level and has since written and taught dozens of courses in traditional, online and intensive programs in the United States and Cuba. 

 

Aside from her university work, Suree  develops training curriculum, consults on media-based campaigns, teaches master-classes, workshops and intensives with indigenous communities, youth and organizations working in environmental, social justice and human rights arenas.

SKILLS & COURSE EMPHASIS

DOCUMENTARY APPROACHES

DIRECTING

CINEMATOGRAPHY

EXPERIMENTAL METHODS

FICTION AND NONFICTION WRITING 

VIDEO PRODUCTION FIELD SKILLS

SPANISH 

TEACHING & TRAINING

PRODUCING

MENTORSHIP

STRATEGY BUILDING

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS AND DISTRIBUTION

SELECT FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS

AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOC SEDONA INTERN'L

SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN

CHICAGO SOCIAL JUSTICE

WOMEN IN THE DIRECTORS CHAIR

POV / AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY (PBS)

FIRST NATIONS EXPERIENCE (FNX)

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY

IDA PARE LORENTZ AWARD NOMINEE 

AUDIENCE AWARD BIG MUDDY FILM FESTIVAL

TAOS MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

BEST DOCUMENTARY HIGH TIMES STONY AWARD 

THE TALKING STICK FILM FESTIVAL

SOCIETY FOR VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY

NATIVE AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL (SF)

THE INDIE SPIRIT FILM FESTIVAL

PORTLAND OREGON WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL

COLORADO FILM FESTIVAL (GOLDEN)

INTERNATIONAL URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL

THINK OUTSDIE THE MINE FILM FESTIVAL

ONE FLAMING ARROW

REEL EARTH FILM FESTIVAL

PORTLAND ECOFILM FESTIVAL

NATIVE WOMEN IN FILM AND TV FESTIVAL

FROZEN RIVER FILM FESTIVAL

2010 - present

2010 - present