Courtney Hermann is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker and film and video educator from Portland, Oregon. Her most recent independent films include Exotic World and the Burlesque Revival (2012), and Standing Silent Nation (2007). Exotic World and the Burlesque Revival (2012) enjoyed a World Premiere in Summer 2012 at dOCUMENTA13, in Kassel, Germany, and is currently in film festival and DVD distribution. Standing Silent Nation (2007) aired nationally on PBS’s Emmy-award winning documentary series, POV, was favorably reviewed by The New York Times, and won the audience award at several film festivals, including the Sedona International Film Festival. The film was featured daily at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. in July 2008.