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Listen to an interview with Louise Erdrich, with Michael Krasny of Forum

American Indians for Obama


The Fast Runner Winner - Camera d'Or, Cannes Film Festival
Video release - October 2002 - National Film Board of Canada


Aboriginal Film and Video Arts Alliance 
American Indian Film Institute 

Film Festivals

Alaska Native Heritage Center Annual Film Festival 
All Roads Film Project 
American Indian Film Festival 
Denver Indigenous Film & Arts Festival 
Dreamspeakers Film Festival 
First Nations Film and Video Festival 
imagineNATIVE Film + MediaArts Festival 
Native American Film and Video Festival 
Native American Film Festival and Cultural Weekend 
Santa Fe Film Festival 
Sundance Film Festival 

Video & Film lists

American Indians in Silent Film 
American Indians on Film & Video:  Documentaries in the Library of Congress
First Nations Films  from the National Film Board of Canada
Indigenous Peoples of North & Central America Videotapes  and
Native Americans in the Movies: A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library
in the Media Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley
North American Indians: Films & Videos  Univ. AZ Library
Videos available from SAIIC 

Film History

Disney's 'Politically Correct' Pocahontas , Cineaste v21, n4 (Fall, 1995):36.
Edward Curtis Meets the Kwakwaka’wakw 
From Nanook to Oumigmag  [Can't connect 9/22/12]
Imaginary Indians , Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Univ. WA
Movies, Race and Ethnic Representation: Native Americans 
Native Americans: The Surprising Silents , Cineaste v21, n3 (Summer, 1995):34.
Race and Representation in American Cinema , Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute

Indigenous Film Producers

Victor Masayesva, Jr.  , video artist and photographer
Allies: Media/Art  
Big Productions Comanche & Lakota 
Cedar Root Television and Film Producitons Haida 
Chiapas Media Project  
DeWayne Austin Choctaw 
Director General Film Nlaka'pamux  
Full Circle Video  , Native American Art, Culture and Music
High Star Productions  
Igloolik Video  
Jackson 2Bears Mohawk 
Mimbres Fever Productions  
Motion Visual   
Native American produced films  
See also: Anthropology films
Nutaaq Média, Inc.  
Pine Needle Blankets Productions  
Red Buffalo Images Kiowa-Muscogee Creek 
Rich-Heape Films  
Sheephead Films Navajo 
Shenandoah Film Productions  
Turtle Island Productions Métis-Ojibway 
Urban Rez Productions Maliseet / Haida 
Various Indian Peoples Publishing, Co.  
Violet Hill Productions  
Vision Makers Video  , a service of Native American Public Telecommunications

Documentary Videos

Alcatraz is not an Island 
Bringing The Circle Together: A Native American Film Series 
Broken Rainbow , on the forced relocation of Navajos
Chiefs , on the Wyoming Indian High School's championship basketball team
Circle of Stories 
Circles: It's about Justice. It's about Healing 
Documentary Educational Resources  produces the following films and many others:
Imagining Indians, a film by Victor Masayesva.
Faces of Change, a revolutionary series of 26 - 16mm films and videos, 6 on Bolivia.
Apu Condor (The Condor God), the sacred Peruvian "Yawar Fiesta of the Apu Condor".
Nuhoniyeh: Our Story
A Native perspective on the history and current circumstances of the Sayisi Dene, a people of the borderlands between tundra and forest in Canada.
The Chaco Legacy on Chaco Canyon
Cree Hunters of Mistassini, three families in their annual move to the north.
Indian Self-Rule: A Problem of History
The Indians of North America own less than 2% of the land first settled by their ancestors.
Our Lives in our Hands
Split ash basketmaking as a means of economic and cultural survival for Aroostook Micmac Indians of northern Maine.
At the Time of Whaling, from the Alaskan Eskimo Series series.
Ethnoscope Films: 
The Tree of Life, on the Danza de los Voladores.
The Eagle's Children on the "Danza Azteca"
The Tree of Knowledge, on learning and assimilation in Mexico
Finding Our Talk: A Journey Through Aboriginal Languages 
Forgotten Warriors: The Story of Canada's Aboriginal War Veterans 
Great American Foot Race 
Healing Woods: Tribe as Community as Family 
In the Light of Reverence , Devils Tower. The Four Corners, Mount Shasta.
Lighting the 7th Fire , A film by Sandra Sunrising Osawa
Na Maka o ka 'Aina  (The Eyes of the Land)
No Turning Back: The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples 
Storyteller: Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak 
Teaching Indians to Be White 
The Pequot War 
The Sand Creek Massacre 
Urban Elder 
Words and Place: Native Literature from the American Southwest 
Eight videotapes from the University of Arizona that capture the complex oral traditions of the Southwestern American Indians. Each program features an American Indian singer, storyteller or author performing from his/her repertoire.

Other Video Producers

Chip Taylor Communications 
Discovering the Sacred Land Film Project 
Gryphon Productions  culturally-sensitive, medically accurate programs to help native communities.
Indigenous Peoples Index  at Bullfrog Films
Native American Films from New Day Films  including:
In Whose Honor? Native American Mascots in Sports
Native American Relations Video Series  from Kifaru Productions

Our Book/Video Recommendation
We recommend: book cover
Wiping the War Paint Off the Lens: Native American Film and Video,
by Beverly R. Singer, Robert A. Warrior
Univ of Minnesota Pr.

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