Los Angeles Festival Premiere

DOCUMENTARY | United States | 56 MINUTES | English

Bring Her Home

Bring Her Home follows three Indigenous women – an artist, an activist, and a politician – as they fight to vindicate and honor their missing and murdered relatives who have fallen victims to a growing epidemic across Indian country. Despite the lasting effects from historical trauma, each woman must search for healing while navigating racist systems that brought about this very crisis.


Directed by Leya Hale

Leya Hale comes from the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Diné Nations. She makes her home in Saint Paul, Minnesota with her companion and children. She is a producer for Twin Cities PBS and is best known for her first feature documentary, The People’s Protectors, a Vision Maker Media grant production, and winner of the 2019 Upper Midwest Emmy Award for Best Cultural Documentary.

In 2020, Leya was awarded the Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellowship for Indigenous Artists and attended the 2020 Berlinale European Film Market as a NATIVe Fellow. Leya is currently working on her second feature, Bring Her Home, a documentary that highlights the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic. When not producing feature films, Leya works on a variety of short form content in efforts to create social change within the upper Midwest region.


Leya Hale


Sergio Mata’u Rapu

RNCI Alumni

Leya Hale

RNIFF, Leya Hale doc short

Reclaiming Sacred Tobacco
a RNIFF “Official Selection 2016.

RNCI Alunmi Leya Hale film ‘Bring Her Home’ won EMMY honored by the Upper Midwest Emmy Awards for Outstanding Topical Documentary!


Saturday, November 19

Screening: 5:30 to 6:30pm

Lumiere Music Hall

9036 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211


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