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by Eli Cane and Jeremy Williams
George Dull Knife, a Lakota teen growing up on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation inspired by his father, a veteran of both Vietnam and Occupation of Wounded Knee, takes to the streets to help shape his generation's fight for social justice.
by Sandra Sunrising Osawa
A look at the life of Native American jazz saxophone pioneer Jim Pepper, the first musician to fuse Native American music with jazz.
by Bo Boudart
Power Paths follows a grassroots coalition of Native Americans and environmental groups determined to transform their reservation’s economy to green energy, preserving their land for future generations.
by Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles
Race Is the Place presents the creative visions of a group of multicultural actors, poets, visual artists and musicians on America’s most pressing social issues.
by Neil Diamond
Kemosabe? Loincloths, fringed pants, and feather headdresses? Heap big stereotypes. Reel Injun is an entertaining trip through the evolution of North American Native people ("The Indians") as portrayed in famous Hollywood movies, from the silent era to today. Jim Jarmusch, Clint Eastwood, Graham Greene, John Trudell, and others provide insights into the often demeaning and occasionally hilariously absurd stereotypes perpetuated on the big screen through Hollywood's history.
by Jasper Rischen and Saila Huusko
A gay, Mormon Native American runs for presidency of the Navajo Nation, mounting a family-run campaign born out of a genuine fury over pressing social issues facing the impoverished reservation. Remember My Name provides intimate and eye-opening portrait of what it means to be "different" in today’s Native America.
by Christopher Newberry, Shira Avni, Keith Bearden, Dong Hyeuk Hwang, and Angelique Midhunter
In friendship, one size fits all. Five short films explore the whimsical, comforting, and transformative powers of the bonds of friendship, from a fairground odyssey and a comic book obsession to identity, loneliness, and loss.
by Arlene Bowman and Jeanine Moret
A celebration of the pow wow, and an exploration of the native women who choose to sing at the drum, despite its male tradition.
by Hugo Perez
An unlikely collaboration between a Blackfeet poet and an unconventional classical composer results in a provocative symphony about the Lewis and Clark expedition from the perspective of American Indians today.
by Maya Stark and Adi Lavy
When a Navajo couple embarks on a journey to discover more about their children's rare genetic disorder, they uncover a controversial genetic trail and bravely tackle deep-rooted cultural taboos.