Talent Guide

Elizabeth Day

  • Discipline:Director
  • Program Year:Documentary Lab 2022


Elizabeth Day (Ojibwe, she/her) is a filmmaker from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Born on the Leech Lake Reservation and raised in the Twin Cities area, Day blends her Native American heritage with her urban upbringing to create films that employ traditional Ojibwe-style storytelling while using contemporary filmmaking techniques. Her work often explores the tension between traditional Native teachings and the life of a modern, urban Indian.

Current Project

Without Arrows


Filmed with vérité intimacy over the course of twelve years (2011 - 2022), Without Arrows chronicles the choices, events, and relationships that shape a Lakota family’s legacy.