Movies

  • One Who Talks to God

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  • When Water Covered the World

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    A story that goes back into the distant past, about 12,000 years ago, when animals worked together to save the world. This Sayisi Dene Legend was recorded in 1974 and was told by John Clipping. He was born around 1900. Most of the Sayisi Dene at that time still followed the seasonal round of thou...

  • The Strong People

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    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...

  • The Memory Trap

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    Allan Code, Yukon filmmaker, goes on a northern journey to Yukon and Alaska’s most remote wilderness areas. For a year, Code follows the FortyMile Caribou Herd in its migration in order to tell their story of survival and how traditional knowledge and science saved them from extinction. This herd...

  • Pachamama: Our Reconnection with Mother Earth

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    This short film is an educational piece designed to create awareness about alternative ways people can help each other and Mother Earth: ways that have been practiced for thousands of years in indigenous cultures around the world. Pachamama takes us back to a simpler time: a time when we lived in...

  • Sacred Mountain

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  • Gold Fever

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    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...

  • Dance with Your Heart

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  • First Language: The Fight to Save a Language

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    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.

  • Daughters of the Niger Delta

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    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...

  • Empire of Dirt

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    Three generations of First Nations' women ultimately find strength in family while confronting dysfunction from the family's past. When the teenage daughter suffers an overdose, single mother Lena packs them both up and heads to her estranged mother's home far from the city. A recovering drug use...

  • Allan Baldwin in Frame

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    As Baldwin was once told by a Maori lady, "you know last time I had my photo taken my Moko faded". Baldwin's perseverance makes sure that Maori Moko wont "fade".This beautifully observed documentary examines an extraordinary spiritual society and a sensitive artist, asking powerful questions abou...

  • A Bride For Barter?

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    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

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    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...

  • Derby Kings

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    This film follows Jim Sundell (Tatanka Means) as he struggles to make sure his younger brother Ace (Jerry Wolf) appears at an impending trial. Ace, a demolition derby diehard, has other plans. With the local demolition derby looming, Ace makes a bold move that forces Jim to step far outside of hi...

  • Chief
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    Chief

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    Semu Fatutoa drives a taxi in Honolulu, Hawaii. Once he was a village Chief in Samoa, but tragedy compelled him to cover his tattoos and flee his home. Now he drives in circles, slowly forgetting his old life. But his old life is looking for him. And a young Hawaiian girl, separated from her fami...

  • Black Indians: An American Story

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    “Black Indians: An American Story,” explores the issue of racial identity among Native and African Americans. This in-depth documentary examines the coalescence of these two groups in American history. Discounted, and often ignored by mainstream America, these minority peoples have often shared a...

  • Rhymes For Young Ghouls
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    Rhymes For Young Ghouls

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    Red Crow Mi'g Maq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna's. That means being at the mercy of "Popper", the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school.
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  • The Fishing Club

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    One of Hawai‘i’s last pristine shorelines is about to be turned into a large resort. A group of close friends, who call themselves “The Fishing Club,” have always considered this to be “their beach” and hatch a plan to stop the development. A serious story with a sense of humor, The Fishing Club ...

  • American Indian Music

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    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...

  • Chimbumbe
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    Chimbumbe

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    Catalina Luango falls in love with a fish and gets swallowed by a marsh. Her family will try to rescue her from the world of the Chimbumbe. An adaptation of a traditional oral tale from San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia.

  • Crooked Arrows
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    Crooked Arrows

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    Joe Logan (Brandon Routh), is eager to modernize his reservation, but first he must prove himself to his father, the tribal chairman, by rediscovering his spirit. Joe becomes the coach of the reservation's high-school lacrosse team, which must compete against the better-equipped and better-traine...

  • The Witches of Gambaga

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    The Witches of Gambaga is the extraordinary story of a community of women condemned to live as witches in Northern Ghana. Painful experience and insight come together to create an intimate portrait of the lives of women ostracized by their communities.

  • The Breath of Life

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  • Two Indians Talking

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    Two Indians Talking is a comedic drama about the conflicting opinions of two First Nations men as they prepare to set up a roadblock. Each man wants fiercely to do the right thing, but struggles with the question, "When you do something for the right reasons, does that make it the right thing to ...

  • Shiloh
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    Shiloh

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    Shiloh is the inspiring story about a young female Native American boxer and her pursuit of the 2016 Ringside World Title. Already having won the 2015 Intercollegiate title, this full time college student and mother was no stranger to hard work and sacrifices, both in and outside of the ring. But...

  • The Lesser Blessed
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    The Lesser Blessed

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    Premiered to critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and based on the celebrated novel by Richard Van Camp, The Lesser Blessed is an eye-opening depiction of what it is like to be a vulnerable teenager in today’s modern world. Through the eyes of Larry Sole, a First Na...

  • Dome of Heaven

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    The Dome of Heaven is a contemporary film about the struggle for stability in a dysfunctional family. The father is Cherokee, the mother is German. They have two grown children, Franklin and Flutie. Flutie gets pushed to the side. She desires to go to college, though she cannot speak in class. Fr...

  • Navajo Code Talkers

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    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...

  • Es Kime Ani

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    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

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    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

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    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...

  • Ode To A Mentor

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    Cherokee Sculptor Eddie Morrison talks about who inspired and mentored him. It was the greatest Native American artist of the 20th Century, Allan Houser. This short gives us a peek into how these two great artists met.

  • Xit: Without Reservation

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    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

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    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...

  • Whaledreamers

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    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...

  • We Are Our Language

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    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...

  • California Indian

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    Nick Thomas, a Pomo Indian and a successful Los Angeles radio host, is forced back to the reservation to help his brother lead the Tule Lake Rancheria out of danger from a seedy casino investor. At risk is the future of the tribe. Based on a true story and actual events at the Pomo Indian Tribe r...

  • The Activist

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    In 1973, during the insurrection, Marvin and Bud, two Native American activists, are arrested and thrown in jail.
    Anna, Marvin's wife, died in an accident several months before.
    Marvin is devastated and Bud consoles his friend during this hard time.
    In jail, they must face two officers monitor...

  • Canoe Way
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    Canoe Way

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    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

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    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...

  • LaDonna Harris: Indian 101

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    chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris and the role that she has played in Native and mainstream American history since the 1960s. Using interviews, archival footage and photographs, the films celebrates her life and the personal struggles that le...

  • Maria Remembered

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

  • We Still Live Here

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    We Still Live Here tells the astonishing story of the return of a Native American language that was silenced for more than a century. Celebrated every Thanksgiving as "the Indians" who saved the Pilgrims from starvation and then largely forgotten, the Wampanoag of Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard a...

  • Samala People

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    The Story of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.

  • Le Dep
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    Le Dep

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    Le Dep is a psychological drama about Lydia, a young Innu woman, who routinely works at her father's convenience store in a small First-Nations community in Québec. One night, as she prepares to close up, she is held-up at gunpoint. This traumatic experience becomes even more perplex as she recog...

  • We Are All Related

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    Follow along with Sonny, a young Choctaw boy as he walks along with his grandfather and learns how he is part of all creation and how we are all related to one another.

    Written and Direct by Gary Robison

  • Unshackled

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    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...

  • Maria's Legacy

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  • Contrary Warrior

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    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 ...

  • The 8th Fire

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    The 8th Fire highlights the Anishnabe prophecy revealing the two choices that we now face on this planet -- Materialism and Destruction or the Spiritual path, which includes care for the earth and for each other. The 8th Fire is told through interviews with Anishnabe Elder Dave Courchene and othe...

  • Sitting Bull

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    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...

  • On the Land

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    Showcasing the old and new ways of sustainable living in Northern New Mexico from the ancient Taos Pueblo Indians, to centuries old Spanish farming and building to Anglo initiatives in solar energy and building and more.

  • Manitou API

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    This extraordinary documentary features Dave Courchene, a First Nations Elder and Frank Albo, an architectural historian, as they take the viewer on a mystical journey and together uncover ancient symbols in a Canadian government building, symbols that validate a present day First Nations Prophec...

  • Taking Alcatraz

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    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.

  • The Spirit of Sacajawea

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    One of the most revered women in American history, Sacajawea has been romanticized and often misinterpreted by non-natives. Revolving around interviews with her tribal peoples as well as recognized historians, this documentary examines her life, her role in the Lewis & Clark journey, and her impa...

  • Coming to Light

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    Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) was a driven, charismatic, obsessive artist, a photographer who set out in 1900 to document traditional Indian life. He rose from obscurity to become the most famous photographer of his time, created an enormous body of work -- 10,000 recordings, 40,000 photographs, a...

  • Heaven's Pass

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    Kaska guide George McDonald provides a glimpse of the traditional lifestyle of the Kaska Dena through a four-season tour through an important part of the Kaska Dena Traditional Territory in the heart of the Muskwa-Kechika Special Management Area, in Northern British Columbia.

  • Bury My Heart At Tonawanda

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    Shunned by 19th century society, a man with a disability finds love and acceptance with the Seneca Nation. Bury My Heart with Tonawanda tells the story of John Harrison, a developmentally disabled boy with Downs Syndrome, who is rejected by his own family, but accepted and nurtured by the Tonawan...

  • Ghostriders

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    The Bigfoot Memorial Ride, an annual 300-mile journey on horseback, helps the Lakota Nation "wipe the tears" shed for the massacre of Lakota men, women and children at Wounded Knee in 1896, and for more recent hardships. Participants convey the ride's spirit of sacrifice and remembrance, and the ...