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The Story of Shenandoah Films | An Indian-Owned Enterprise

Shenandoah Films was founded in 1970 by Vern Korb and Carol Lewis to produce slideshows, filmstrips, 16mm motion pictures and video presentations for tribal clients on and near the isolated Redwood Coast of Northern California.  For 30 years, residents of the small college town of Arcata would pass by the large redwood burl slab that adorned the company's name at its original location on South G Street.  

The company was for many years Indian-owned and operated, amassing a production portfolio of more than fifty film and video programs (1972-2001).  The films explore many aspects of the rejuvenation of tribal cultures, in northern California and southern Oregon.  It was a time period known for it's spirit of awakening and remembered for its fervent desire for the restoration and protection of fading traditions, for all future generations.  

On this website you will discover several of the original documentary films produced by Shenandoah Films, in association with Tribal Organizations, State and Federal grant programs.  Thank you for visiting and feel free to contact us for more information.

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