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Photo of Jan Johnson festival producerSapatq'ayn Cinema screens recent Native-made films.

The festival is under the direction of Jan Johnson, faculty member of the English Department and American Indian Studies Program.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Janis (Jan) Johnson
American Indian Studies/English
University of Idaho Moscow, ID 83844-1102
208.885.7743 (office)
208.882.0109 (cell)



"Qe'ci'yew'yew (Thank You) to all who help make this program possible."
— Jan Johnson

Sapatq'ayn (suh-pot-kine) is a Nez Perce word meaning "to display" (verb) or "a motion picture" (noun). Established in 2003, Sapatq'ayn Cinema screens films written, directed and acted by Native Americans, with a focus on contemporary Native experience. The festival’s goals are to enrich our understanding of Native American artistry, culture and history, and to improve intercultural relationships. Sapatq’ayn Cinema is sponsored by the University of Idaho American Indian Studies Program.