American Holocaust: When Its All Over I’ll Still Be Indian

This powerful, hard-hitting documentary reveals the link between Adolf Hitler’s treatment of German Jews and the U.S. government’s treatment of American Indians depicts disturbing parallels between these two Holocausts and explores the historical, social and religious roots of America’s own “ethnic cleansing.” The film also examines, through the words and experiences of contemporary Indian people, the long term lasting effects of this on-going destructive process and the possible ramifications for the future of American Indian people in the 21st century.


Directed by Joanelle Romero


Joanelle Romero

Narrated by

Edward Asner


Joanelle Romero


Joanelle Romero

Executive Producers

Joanelle Romero, Elizabeth Sage Galesi, Phillip M. Haozous, Teddy Parker, Kathleen Jones, David Aurbey and Connie Stevens

Director Statement

Joanelle Romero is the first Native Indigenous director/producer/writer short-listed for an Academy Award in 2000, for her film “AMERICAN HOLOCAUST: WHEN ITS ALL OVER I’LL STILL BE INDIAN.” Romero’s film was entered into the OSCARS for consideration in 2000 in which 22 short films were entered that year. Then the Academy’s Documentary Branch determined the shortlist in a preliminary round of voting in which 9 were chosen for consideration. “American Holocaust: When It’s All Over I’ll Still Be Indian” was part of that 9 chosen. Then five were nominated.

Romero’s documentary film “AMERICAN HOLOCAUST: WHEN ITS ALL OVER I’LL STILL BE INDIAN” has received many awards, including the Armin T. Wegner Humanitarian Award in 2005. Viewers can watch this film Red Nation Television Channel – Native is Here.

This film is the last known footage of Wallace Black Elk (bearing descendent of the legendary Nicholas Black Elk whose visionary experiences were recounted in the book “Black Elk Speaks‘) and Former Chairwoman Mildrew Clayhorn, a prisoner of war with Goyaałé Geronimo.

Ed Asner
Ed Asner

Edward Asner and Joanelle Romero / Courtesy of Red Nation Films



AM Academy Shortlisted


American Indian Film Festival
Fargo Film Festival
Armin T Wegner Humanitarian Award


Thursday, March 7

Screening: 6:00PM

Q&A with Filmmakers

Moderated by:
Teana David
Executive Director at Illuminate Film Festival

Joanelle Romero
Director Producer Writer American Holocaust: When It’s All Over I’ll Still Be Indian

Steve Newcomb
The Doctrine of Discovery

JoDe Goudy
Former Chairman of Yakama Nation

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