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True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers

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.

Two Spirits

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.

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Up Heartbreak Hill

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.

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Waila! Making the People Happy

by Daniel Golding

The history and evolution of Waila, the contemporary dance music of southern Arizona's tribal communities.

Warrior Women

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.

WARRIOR: The Life of Leonard Peltier

by Suzy Baer

An intimate look at the circumstances surrounding the incarceration of Native American activist Leonard Peltier, convicted of murder.

Water Flowing Together

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.

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We Breathe Again

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.

We Still Live Here - Âs Nutayuneân

by Anne Makepeace

The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts revives their native tongue, a language that was silenced for more than 100 years.

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Weaving Worlds

by Trickster Films

An intimate portrait of Navajo weavers that explores the complex relationship with reservation traders and a weaver's role within the global market economy.


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