Arlene Bowman did not start out with filmmaking. First it was art. As a Dine' eight year old Arlene drew people's faces and bodies in elementary school art classes. At fourteen in high school the interest changed into still photography. 1971 at the San Francisco Art Institute she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Still Photography. When she moved to Los Angeles in 1977, the still photography interest changed into filmmaking, primarily what she does now. She obtained a Masters of Fine Arts in film production at University of California-Los Angeles in 1986. Currently she promotes "Locked Doors," a 4 minute song poem. Principal films and videos include: "Illegal Anger" video 2011, "The Graffiti," 2010, "Song Journey" and "Women and Men Are Good Dancers" both 1994 and "Navajo Talking Picture" 1986. Arlene is a filmmaker who shoots still photographs, performs the open mic, sings, takes modern dance and jazz dance classes. In the future she aspires to produce-write a feature drama, documentary, make an animation, and create Tourquoise Filmmaker: Indigenous Woman's Filmmaker Screening & Dialogue, an Indigenous Woman Filmmakers' Conference and a non-profit organization for low income and Indigenous filmmakers.
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