Docs

  • The Strong People

    Movie

    The Strong People is an award-winning documentary chronicling the largest dam removal project in US history on the Elwha River in Olympic Peninsula, Washington. It is told through the eyes of the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe that has long resided in the area, looking specifically at how these dams h...

  • Daughters of the Niger Delta

    Movie

    Three impoverished women struggle to survive amidst corporate irresponsibility and gender injustice.
    Hannah, Rebecca and Naomi live in the patriarchal world of the Niger Delta. Hannah had her land taken by her husband's family after his death, Rebecca wants to stop having children but her husban...

  • Gold Fever

    Movie

    Goldcorp Inc arrives in a remote village in Guatemala. Soon follows blown up mountains, despoiled water supplies and broken promises over jobs. As the gold frenzy brings in a profits bonanza for the company, the community launches a powerful resistance struggle. Dynamic and beautiful quality, thi...

  • A Bride For Barter?

    Movie

    Stuck between ancestral values and an ever changing modern world, the Huli people of Papua New Guinea find themselves struggling to maintain their tribal identity. An empathetic look at life's daily struggles.

    For hundreds of years, the Huli of Papua New Guinea lived by their ancient customs, ...

  • Maasai: A Warrior's Rite of Passage

    Movie

    The Maasai tribe, who live an exotic life on the border of Kenya, are the subject of this fascinating documentary about a people and place far removed from our own everyday reality. Filmmaker, Brad Minnich was granted unprecedented access to a three-day ceremony where Maasai Warriors gather, slau...

  • First Language: The Fight to Save a Language

    Movie

    Over fourteen thousand Cherokee remain in their ancestral homelands in the mountains of North Carolina, but few among them still speak their native language. Recognizing its imminent loss, the Eastern Band of Cherokee are now taking extraordinary steps in a fight to revitalize the Cherokee language.

  • Whaledreamers

    Movie

    Whaledreamers - the title alone evokes hypnotic visions of these most magnificent and ancient creatures. This visually stunning film offers an incredible glimpse into a rarely seen and scarcely understood tribal culture whose entire story of creation revolves around whales and has endured for c...

  • Es Kime Ani

    Movie

    Es Kime Ani, a NativeFlix original film. Journey with the Tahltan, a group of Athabascan speaking First Nation people from present day northwest British Columbia as they take the painful first steps to heal their lives and community from generations of trauma associated with the forced assimilati...

  • Game of Life

    Movie

    Documentary explores the cultural and spiritual significance of the sport of Lacrosse to the people of the Onondaga Nation. Called the "Creator's Game" by the Onondagas, Lacrosse has its origins deep within the customs and beliefs of The Six Nations people. Interviews with players, tribal leaders...

  • Healing the Warrior's Heart

    Movie

    Healing the Warrior's Heart examines the emotional trauma of war, through the prism of Native American tradition and ceremony. Many Native American traditions have long understood that helping heal emotionally and spiritually is key to maintaining a healthy society. Within many tribal communities...

  • American Indian Music

    Movie

    American Indians have rich and varied musical traditions. The early film shares the songs and dances of tribes from various parts of the country performed in traditional regalia. The film explores of the social and ceremonial functions of the music in the modern day. The film culminates in a comp...

  • Xit: Without Reservation

    Movie

    In 1970, a young American Indian rock back burst upon the music scene. They carried a message of unity, hope, and truth to Indian people across America. Their lyrics brought to the surface the injustice that had been and continues to be inflicted upon Native America. They not only brought rock an...

  • The Thick Dark Fog

    Movie

    Walter Littlemoon attended a federal Indian boarding school in South Dakota sixty years ago. The mission of many of these schools in 1950, was still to "kill the Indian and save the man." The children were not allowed to be Indians - to speak their language or express their culture or native iden...

  • We Are Our Language

    Movie

    In the Yukon Province of Canada, there are fourteen First Nations and eight languages that are indigenous to the region. All of the languages are endangered, with the Tagish language no longer having any fluent speakers. "We Are Our Language" asks the question, what is lost when a language is los...

  • Navajo Code Talkers

    Movie

    One of the earliest documentaries made about the code and language that the Japanese could not break in the Pacific war, nor even know its origins. The film illustrates how the Navajo Code Talkers came about, their training and the use of the code in the war against the Japanese. The entire effor...

  • Canoe Way
    Movie

    Canoe Way

    Movie

    Canoe Way: The Sacred Journey documents the annual Tribal Journeys of Pacific Northwest Coast Salish people. Indigenous tribes and First Nations from Oregon, Washington, Canada and Alaska follow their ancestral pathways through the waters of Puget Sound, Inside Passage and the Northwest Coast. Fa...

  • Reign of the Jaguar

    Movie

    Reign of the Jaguar is a film about the Maya's culture, ceremonies, rituals and events, seen through their eyes today. It is not a story with a typical beginning, middle and end. It was filmed on location in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in the Mayan's language, with English narration. The film also...

  • Maria Remembered

    Movie

    Stories from the life of Maria Solares, revered matriarch of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash.

  • Samala People

    Movie

    The Story of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.

  • Unshackled

    Movie

    This film shows the majestic beauty, peace, and balance of a part our Mother Earth that is rapidly being harmed and desecrated by human hands. Unshackled gives a very important and positive message about our magnificient planet, and how we can find ways to respect and take care of it. Director: E...

  • Contrary Warrior

    Movie

    Filmed in Nevada on the Paiute-Shoshone Indian Reservation, Contrary Warrior is an intimate first-person account on the life and work of Native American activist, artist, ceremonial leader, enemy of the state, and author, Adam Fortunate Eagle. After graduating from Haskell Institute in Kansas he ...

  • Maria's Legacy

    Movie

  • Taking Alcatraz

    Movie

    A new documentary by award winning filmmaker John Ferry, "Taking Alcatraz" revisits the story of American Indians occupying Alcatraz Island for nineteen months starting in November 1969 as told by the principal organizer, Adam Fortunate Eagle Nordwall.

  • Sitting Bull

    Movie

    Sitting Bull's own words, over six-hundred photographs and a compelling original music score bring to life this great American Indian's struggle to save his people's way of life against an ever-expanding westward movement of white settlers. This is powerful cinematic journey into the life and spi...