A brief view of the Trade Blanket focused on its importance to Native American culture from the time of its introduction to present.

  • Penny Phillips
    Spirit in Glass: Plateau Native Beadwork, Faithful To Continuance, Keeping The Spirit Alive, Northwest Native Basket Weavers
  • Bill Spater
  • Penny Phillips
  • Roberta "Bobbie" Conner, Bunky Echo-Hawk, Marie Watt, Deborah Jojola, Barry Friedman
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Penelope Phillips
    Albuquerque Film & Music Experience
    United States
    October 6, 2021
    North America Premiere
    Best Documentary Shorts: 2nd Runner Up – Witness, Penny Phillips Best Native/Indigenous Films: Best Short Doc-2nd Runner Up – Witness, Penny Phillips
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  • Penelope Phillips
Director Biography - Penny Phillips

I've worked in the television industry in Los Angeles as a staff news editor for 28 years. I make documentaries on Native artists out of a passion for their work and history.

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Director Statement

I have a longtime appreciation for Native American art and the People who create it. My work looks at Native culture through the eyes and work of Native artists.