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by Patricia Flynn with Mary Jo McConahay
A young mother living in Iowa discovers she is a survivor of one of the most egregious massacres in Guatemala’s 36-year civil war, forcing her to confront her identity and the truth about her past.
POV, Global Voices
by Kayo Hatta, Linda Barry, and Eleanor Nakama-Mitsungaga
Adapted from Lois-Ann Yamanaka’s Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers, this dramatic short follows 13-year-old Lovey of Hilo, Hawaii, as she tries to be anything but herself.
by Dan Bigbee and Lily Shangreaux
The story of Andy Payne, a Cherokee who won the Great American Foot Race in 1928, reveals an ordinary young man who triumphed not because of mystical power, but because he believed in himself.
by Ben Crosbie and Tessa Moran
In an ancient Oyamel forest in Donaciano Ojeda, Mexico, millions of monarch butterflies cling to the trees in order to survive the winter, while Mexican farmers struggle to forge a sustainable life in the forest they once destroyed.
by Charlotte Lagarde and Lisa Denker
A portrait of Hawaiian surf legend and community activist Rell Kapolioka'ehukai Sunn, who died of breast cancer at age 47.
Independent Lens, True Stories
by Jilann Spitzmiller and Hank Rogerson
Four Lakota Indian families face the persistent challenges of contemporary reservation life.
by Pam Stevenson
Visit Hopi quilters on remote Arizona mesas to see how they have made American quilting traditions their own.
by Christopher McLeod and Malinda Maynor (Lumbee)
Land-use battles in three sacred places pull Native Americans into conflicts with mining companies, New Age practitioners, tourists, and rock climbers.
POV, True Stories
by Dan Banda
A layered exploration of the myth of “La Malinche,” a 16th century Aztec woman who — forced to be both consort and translator to the Spanish conquerers — came to symbolize both indigenous dignity and cultural destruction.
by Adrian Baker
Injunuity is a unique mix of animation, music, and real thoughts from real people exploring our world from the Native American perspective.