Two Spirits

2007 | Abuse / Activism / American Studies / Biography/History / Coming Out / Documentary / Gender / Human Rights / Native American/Indigenous / Parenting/Family / Pop Culture / Race and Culture / Racism / Relationships / Religion/Spirituality / Representation / Social Issues / Spirituality | 22m | USA
Directors: Ruth Fertig

Joey Criddle is a Two Spirit man fighting with other LGBTQ Native Americans to reclaim the place of honor that many two spirit people once held prior to colonization. The film follows Joey as he leads parallel lives—one as a co-director of the Two Spirit Society of Denver—and the other as a father attending the Mississippi wedding of his Pentecostal son. Joey’s words bridge the gap between the closeted person he was in Mississippi, and the Two Spirit activist he is today.