By Blood chronicles American Indians of African descent as they battle to regain their tribal citizenship. The film explores the impact of this battle, which has manifested into a broader conflict about race, identity, and the sovereign rights of indigenous people. The film demonstrates both sides of the battle, the shared emotional impact of the issue, and the rising urgency of the debate: a Native American and African American history has been overlooked, and a tribal body feels as though their sovereignty is under siege.
Directed by: Marcos C. Barbery & Sam Russell
Produced by: Marcos C. Barbery
Director of Photography: Sam Russell
Edited by: Kelly Kendrick & Sam Russell
Executive Producer: Christian Keesee
Executive Producer: Max Bleyleben
Executive Producer: Tamer Amr
Executive Producer: Johne Tuthill
Executive Producer: Colleen Tuthill
Generously Supported by: The Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute
Generously Supported by: The Kirkpatrick Foundation
Generously Supported by: THREAD, Inc.