Red Haircrow (director) is an award-winning writer, educator, chef and activist of Native American descent (Chiricahua Apache/Cherokee) who is currently based in Berlin. He holds a BSc in Psychology, counsels selectively and is a MA student at Montana State University Bozeman, Native American Studies. His research focus is native mental health, healing and intergenerational historical trauma. Born in Germany, but mostly growing up in the states of Alabama and Tennessee, USA like most minorities, especially natives, racism and stereotypes have heavily and negatively impacted he and his family’s lives for generations. Red is a member of Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, Native American Journalists and the American Psychology Associations, and through his multimedia consulation company, Flying With Red Haircrow Productions, he explores opportunities for collaboration in education, film, art, music and more.
Timo Kiesel (director) grew up in Germany, and his world view as a kid was highly influenced by reading more than 60 Karl May volumes. Timo was fascinated by and liked to dress up as native. Questions of stereotyping and cultural appropriation are still viral to him today, and not only because his own kids are confronted with racist imagery of natives in kindergarten, media and the German public. Today, Timo holds an MA in Postcolonial Studies (Goldsmith’s College, London) and works as a trainer and consultant in the context of anti-racism and anti-discrimination. He is an active member of glokal e.V. – Organisation for power sensible education and consulting. His first documentary “White Charity” deals with racism in billboard advertisements of development aid organisations. Timo lives close to Berlin, Germany.
Natasha John (graphic artist): My name is Natasha John, 28, Designer and Photographer. I am from the Navajo Nation, born for the Mexican Clan. I was born in Shiprock, New Mexico, but Arizona is home. Since youth, I have always been surrounded by design and art. My father was a construction worker and my mother studied art history. From this upbringing I was able to see both sides of the creative spectrum – the technical and the artistic. My father, often lacking a babysitter, would sneak me onto construction sites and my mother would share her art books with me. Ultimately, this led me to where I am today. I now spend half my year in Berlin, Germany working as Freelance Designer and the other half with my family in Phoenix, AZ – re-embracing and re-learning my roots through photography.