Karin Williams is an independent filmmaker of Pacific Islander heritage, known for her passionate work championing indigenous cultures and social issues. Projects broadcast on national PBS include Skin Stories, celebrating Pacific tattoo traditions, The Meaning of Food, a series about food and cultures in America and Indian Country Diaries: A Seat at the Drum. Her films have screened at festivals across North America and the Pacific. Awards include five regional Emmys and the Peabody for television production. During the past decade Karin has worked with native tribes in Alaska and Canada to document environmental protection efforts on the Yukon River. Her short documentary Yukon Circles screened at a dozen festivals in 2007, including the National Museum of the American Indian’s Native American Film & Video Festival.
Tribeca All Access® | 2008