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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.
by Heather Rae
Combining images and archival footage with interviews and performances, this biography reveals the philosophy and motivations behind Native American activist and poet John Trudell’s work and its relationship to contemporary Indian history.
by Valerie Red-Horse and Gale Anne Hurd
Chronicling the story of the Navajo Code Talkers, True Whispers profiles the Native American men who devised a code in their native language for the Marines that ultimately stumped the Japanese during the World War II.
by Lydia Nibley
Fred Martinez was a Navajo boy who was also a girl. In an earlier era, he would have been revered. Instead, he was murdered.
by Erica Scharf
Three Navajo high school seniors must decide whether to stay in their community — a place inextricably woven into the fiber of their being — or leave in pursuit of educational and economic opportunities.
by Daniel Golding
The history and evolution of Waila, the contemporary dance music of southern Arizona's tribal communities.
by Christina D. King and Dr. Elizabeth A. Castle
Warrior Women is the untold story of American Indian Movement activists who fought for civil rights in the ‘70s, anchored by one of the Red Power Movement’s most outspoken Lakota leaders, Madonna Thunder Hawk, and her daughter Marcy Gilbert.
by Suzy Baer
An intimate look at the circumstances surrounding the incarceration of Native American activist Leonard Peltier, convicted of murder.
by Gwendolen Cates
In 2005, the remarkable dancer Jock Soto retired from the New York City Ballet at age 40, after a 24-year career. His journey as an openly gay man of Navajo and Puerto Rican descent provides a rare glimpse into the life of a dancer and the disparate influences that shaped him.
by Marsh Chamberlain, Evon Peter, Enei Begaye Peter, and Ryan Jacobi
Set in an Alaskan landscape as dramatic as its stories, We Breathe Again intimately explores the lives of five Alaska Native people, each confronting the impacts of historic and contemporary trauma.