Short Films

  • Pachamama: Our Reconnection with Mother Earth

    Movie

    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...

  • Dance with Your Heart

    Movie

  • Derby Kings

    Movie

    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...

  • Maria Remembered

    Movie

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

  • We Are All Related

    Movie

    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

  • Whistle in the Wind

    Movie

    Set high in the Andes mountains and based on a Bolivian myth, Whistle in the Wind is a short film that tells the story of Gonzalo, an Aymara Indian boy, and his favorite llama, Mayta.

  • I am the Warrior

    Movie

    I am the warrior, This short film illustrates what it has meant for Native Americans to serve in the U.S. armed forces from the Revolutionary War to modern times. This award-winning production was featured in the Veterans Day Short Film Competition held by the National Museum of the American Indi...

  • Survival
    Movie

    Survival

    Movie

    After being kicked out of the tribe on a top TV series called "Survival", Grant commits to out-surviving everyone by going out and finding Bigfoot. He enlists the help of a local expert and sets off on his quest, but what he finds may not be worth what he loses.

  • Joseph's War Pony

    Movie

    Follow eighteen year old Joseph and his father who attempts to help Joseph learn how to ride a bike without training wheels. A humorous take on natives learning the ways of Suburbia.

  • K'ina Kil: The Slaver's Son

    Movie

    In 1850, the California sex slave industry was thriving in the mining towns that began popping up along the American River. Young native girls were being kidnapped from their families and tribes. Tintah is a young man whose mother was a slave and he was a product of her servitude. He now is a fre...

  • Aydaygooay

    Movie

    Animation interwoven with live action footage from the central barrens and tundra forest of northern Manitoba tells a legend of the Sayisi Dene First Nation. When the caribou are disrespected by some young women of the community, they do not return the next season to be hunted. Using his special ...

  • Little Brother of War

    Movie

  • Spirit Stones

    Movie

    A contemporary dreamtime story about the powerful and transcendent nature of love, and the importance of keeping original native culture and language alive.
    Directed and Produced by Millie Rose Heywood

  • Shiloh
    Movie

    Shiloh

    Movie

    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...

  • Water is Life

    Movie

    Water is Life documents the Stikine River and watershed, one of the last untouched and pristine watersheds on the Planet. Providing clean water and healthy habitat for Chinook, coho, sockeye, chum, and pink salmon, as well as steelhead trout, ooligan, Dungeness crab, and moose, the Stikine River ...

  • When Water Covered the World

    Movie

    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...

  • Chimbumbe
    Movie

    Chimbumbe

    Movie

    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.

  • In The Beginning Was Water And Sky

    Movie

    A haunting and visually stunning fairytale that blends fantasy and real life events. Two Native American children navigate the dark corners of American history trying to find their way back to a home that may be lost forever.

    Director/Writer: Ryan Ward
    Producer: Mackenzie Gruer
    DP: Michael L...