Defending the Fire
Since the beginning of time, Native American Warriors have navigated a unique cultural and spiritual path, relying on the tenets of the Warrior in ancient and modern warfare. The lessons of the Warrior are universal; the spirit of the Warrior survives, even in the face of conflict.
With a focus on the spiritual and historic journey of Native American Warriors, Silver Bullet Productions will present the story of the Warrior, the importance of cultures in modern quests, and the lessons of War through the lens of these cultures. The characters will be elders and historians from New Mexican tribes and Native veterans of World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam and Afghanistan/Iraq conflicts. Grounded in research and guided by voices of men and women in our armed forces, the documentary will reveal the distinct motive, preparation, conflict, and healing of tribal soldiers.
Pamela Pierce – Producer
Lisa Lucas – Associate Producer
Matthew Martinez, Ohkay Owingeh – Historian, Associate Producer
Jhane Myers, Comanche/Blackfeet – Associate Producer
Maura Dhu Studi – Writer, Associate Producer
David Aubrey – Director
Defending the Fire is an Official Selection of the NatiVisions Film Festival.
Silver Bullet Productions wants to give a huge shout out to the Gallup Film Festival for honoring our film, Defending the Fire , with the Best Documentary Feature award. Thank you for this award.read more
Defending the Fire is an official selection of the Gallup Film Festival and will open the festival on the premiere night Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 pm. After the screening, Wes Studi will be there to talk about his life as an actor and an activist as well as join in a panel with our producers about his participation in the film and what it means to fight. www.gallupfilmfestival.comread more
Our newest documentary, Defending the Fire, was chosen as one of the Official Selections for the Maoriland Film Festival in New Zealand and was screened on March 23. The Māoriland Film Festival is an incredible 5-day festival highlighting the stories and struggles of indigenous peoples from around the world.read more
Silver Bullet Productions acknowledges and thanks LANL Foundation for their generous grant allowing the free public screening of our latest documentary, “Defending the Fire”, at the Reel Theatre in Los Alamos on Thursday evening March 22, 2018.read more
Silver Bullet Productions is honored to be among the strong films selected to be shown at the prestigious American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco. Our documentary Defending the Fire was screened on November 10.read more
Defending the Fire was an official selection at the Native Spirits Film Festival in London and screened on Saturday, October 14.read more
Defending the Fire was screened during the SFIFF in October.read more
Our gratitude to the participants, advisors, artists and musicians, who used their voices to tell the story of the Warrior, past and present.
There will always be Warriors.read more
Support for this project is made possible through the generous contributions of the following people and organizations:
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Patricia Whalen Hawley
Patrick T. Tanabe Family Fund
Cheryll Wolle Brounstein
C. Suzanne Landers
Jan Chavez Wilcynski
Judy and John Paul Miller
Dr. Shadowwalker Mescalero Apache