Accomplished filmmaker Yuri Makino joins with VDC to produce a documentary short, A Portrait of Katy Aday (working title). This short will celebrate the extraordinary life of U.S. Navy Commander Katy Aday and will delve into Aday’s formative experiences, which have contributed to her role as a leader in the Apache community. As one of eleven girls in her family, Aday was sent from the White Mountain Apache reservation by her parents to live with a white Mormon family in California when she was 8-years-old. Her father, also a veteran, was determined that Katy learn English, become educated and able to “walk in both worlds” so that she could return to be the voice of their tribe. Before moving back home to the Arizona White Mountains, she enlisted in the military.