Film Catalog

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Frybread Babes (2008, 30:00)

by Steffany Suttle (Lummi)

This powerful and intimate new film explores Native women, body image, and identity. What is the impact of growing up without seeing images in the media who look like your mother and aunties? In 21st century American mass media, where are the Native American women?

Available on DVD and VHS.
Home use: 39.95
Educational Use: 99.95

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In Laman’s Terms: Looking at Lamanite Identity (2008, 50:00)

by Angelo Baca (Diné/Hopi)

From an indigenous perspective, this film asks, "What is a Lamanite?" This provocative documentary explores the impact the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the Book of Mormon has on native peoples and communities.

Available on DVD and VHS.
Home use: 39.95
Educational Use: 99.95

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History Lessons (2008, 14:00)

by Clark Miller

In the United States, policy and ideology produces a "regime of truth" that shapes history by ignoring the significant histories of Native Americans, relying instead on what Robert Berkhofer Jr. astutely called, "The Indian of the White Imagination." This powerful documentary explores how Native peoples are excluded in U.S. history, and how media and popular culture influence public perceptions.

Available on DVD and VHS.
Home use: 39.95
Educational Use: 99.95

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Reclaiming Our Children: a story of the Indian Child Welfare Act (2007, 28:00)

by Marcella Ernest (Bad River Ojibwe)

The wholesale separation of Indian children from their families is the most destructive and tragic aspect of American Indian life today. Prior to 1978, Native children were placed in foster care at a rate of 10 to 20 times higher than any other group in the U.S. This documentary examines the impact of the Indian Child Welfare Act, the child welfare system, and the laws, policies, and attitudes that work against Native families.

Available on DVD and VHS.
Home use: 39.95
Educational Use: 99.95

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Jonathon Tomhave at an Avid editing station.

"American Red and Black: Stories of Afro-Native Identity"

by Alicia Woods

This intimate film follows six Afro-native Americans from around the U.S., as they reflect upon the personal and complex issues of Native and African heritage, ethnic identity, and racism within communities of color.

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Available on DVD and VHS.
Home use: 39.95
Educational Use: 99.95

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Jonathon Tomhave at an Avid editing station.

"The Border Crossed Us"

by Rachel Nez

Since time immemorial the Tohono O'odham have crossed borders freely between their communities in the U.S. and Mexico. This work examines the ways in which current immigration and naturalization policy are putting their way of life at risk.

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Available on DVD and VHS.
Home use: 39.95
Educational Use: 99.95

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Jonathon Tomhave at an Avid editing station.

"A Century of Genocide: The Residential School Experience"

by Rosemary Gibbons and Dax Thomas

A Century of Genocide in the Americas: The Residential School Experience is a short but powerful documentary about how Indian Residential Schools became a haven for institutionalized sexual abuse.

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Available on DVD and VHS.
Home use: 39.95
Educational Use: 99.95

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Jonathon Tomhave at an Avid editing station.

"Half of Anything"

by Jon Tomhave

Half of Anything is a documentary in which four participants (Christina Entrekin, Sherman Alexie, Deborah Bassett, and John Trudell) examine the notion of how Indian identity is constructed from their individual and often very personal perspectives.

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Available on DVD and VHS.
Home use: 39.95
Educational Use: 99.95

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Jonathon Tomhave at an Avid editing station.

"Transitions: Destruction of a Mother Tongue"

by Darrell Kipp and Joe Fisher

This provocative film by Blackfeet producers explores the relationship between language, thought, culture, and examines the impact of language loss in Native American communities. The film chronicles the disappearance of the Blackfeet tribal language during the years of 1890-1990, with analysis of why the Mother tongue was destroyed.

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Available on DVD and VHS.
Home use: 39.95
Educational Use: 99.95

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Jonathon Tomhave at an Avid editing station.

"Without Reservations: Notes on Racism in Montana"

a film by Native Voices

This powerful documentary looks at racism against Native Americans in three stories - through the eyes of an Indian teacher, a Native police officer, and a Native/white couple. Produced by a group of eight Native Voices filmmakers, "Without Reservations" is a film that asks many questions regarding racism.

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Available on DVD and VHS.
Home use: 39.95
Educational Use: 99.95

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Jonathon Tomhave at an Avid editing station.

"White Shamans and Plastic Medicine Men"

by Terry Macy and Daniel Hart

This award-winning documentary deals with the popularization and commercialization of Native American spiritual traditions by Non-Indians. Important questions are asked of those seeking to commercially exploit Tribal rituals and sacred ceremonies...and those vested with safeguarding sacred ways. The film represents a wide range of voices from Native communities, and speaks to issues of cultural appropriation with humor, righteous anger, and thoughtful insight.

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Available on DVD and VHS.
Home use: 39.95
Educational Use: 99.95

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Native Voices on location.