Ivan MacDonald

Ivan MacDonald is a Blackfeet filmmaker based in Missoula, Montana. He is a director and producer focused on indigenous stories and experience. The most recent project he produced was Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible which aired nationally on ESPN and was just nominated for a Critics Choice Award.

He is currently in production for his first feature length documentary titled When They Were Here, which focuses on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls crisis in Montana. When They Were Here has received support from Vision Maker Media and ITVS.


When They Were Here is a documentary focused on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Crisis in the state of Montana. The story is told through the memories of loved ones and three separate families as they seek justice within an unjust system.


When They Were Here

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