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THE NATIVE AMERICANS: NAVAJO - RACE FOR PROSPERITY
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: NAVAJO - RACE FOR PROSPERITY

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

Navajo - Race for Prosperity offers a contemporary view of life on the Navajo reservation, focusing on the Navajos' development of industries.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: CIVILIZED TRIBES
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: CIVILIZED TRIBES

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

Civilized Tribes looks at the revolution of attitudes among younger American Indians leading to a new mood of militancy and also reviews the current government policy regarding the American Indian.


THE NATIVE AMERICANS: THEY PROMISED TO TAKE OUR LAND
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: THEY PROMISED TO TAKE OUR LAND

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

They Promised to Take Our Land looks at the U.S. Government's encroachment on land owned by Indians, forcing them onto smaller and smaller reservations, and discusses the white man's basic misunderstanding of the meaning of land to the Indian.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: HOW THE WEST WAS LOST
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: HOW THE WEST WAS LOST

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

How the West Was Lost looks at the history of the Plains Indians and the effort of their contemporary descendants to maintain their cultural identity.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS: TRAIL OF BROKEN TREATIES
THE NATIVE AMERICANS: TRAIL OF BROKEN TREATIES

Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

Trail of Broken Treaties looks at how over 400 treaties with Native American tribes have been broken by the U.S. Government. Examines past and present injustices and the attempts of Indian leaders to improve their situation.

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LAST OF THE KARAPHUNA

Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Latin-American Studies  Native American Studies  Spanish Language 

Chronicles the history and contemporary lifestyle of the Carib Indians who dominated the West Indies centuries before the arrival of Columbus, but whose sole survivors today number less than 3,000 farmers and fishermen on a small reservation on Dominica.

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KEEP THE CIRCLE STRONG

Spanish Language  Sociology  Native American Studies  Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Anthropology 

Follows the five month journey of Mike Auger, a Cree Indian from northern Canada, who travels to Bolivia to live and work with the Aymara Indians. During his visit, Mike rediscovers his native cultural roots. This strengthening of his identity enables Mike to overcome a troubled, poverty-ridden youth fueled by self-denial.

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THE PRIMAL MIND

Anthropology  Architecture  Cultural Studies  Dance  Native American Studies 

Written and hosted by Jamake Highwater, a world renowned author on Indian culture, this film examines the differences between Native American and Western cultures, including their contrasting views of nature, time, space, art, architecture, and dance.

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CROW DOG

Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Native American Studies 

A portrait of Sioux medicine man Leonard Crow Dog, the spiritual leader of eighty-nine American Indian tribes and the spokesman for the traditionalists, those who wish to retain the beliefs and way of life of their forefathers.

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NATIVE LAND

Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Native American Studies 

Written and hosted by Jamake Highwater, this video examines the history and culture of the Native Americans who discovered and civilized the North and South American continents tens of thousands of years ago. It is a story of remarkable achievements, brilliant inventions, fierce political struggles, unique religious ideals and colorful mythology.

HOME OF THE BRAVE
HOME OF THE BRAVE

Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Native American Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the impact of industrial development on native peoples in North and South America, the crisis of identity that this entails, and the national and international efforts to politically organize to protect Indian lives and land.

MORE THAN WORDS
MORE THAN WORDS

Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Native American Studies  Directed by Women 

This documentary portrait of a small Native American tribe struggling to retain what is left of its culture focuses on 77-year-old Marie Smith, the last of Alaska's Eyak Indians to speak the language of her people.

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YES, I AM NOT IKTOMI

Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Native American Studies  Short Films 

This video, featuring an all Native American cast and filmed in the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota, dramatizes the Trickster storytelling tradition, delving into the humor and visual language of this central Native American cultural icon.

BLACK INDIANS: AN AMERICAN STORY
BLACK INDIANS: AN AMERICAN STORY

African-American Studies  American Studies  Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Native American Studies 

This video explores the issue of racial identity among Native Americans and African Americans, and the coalescence of these two groups in American history.

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IN THE LAND OF THE TOTEM POLES

Art History  Cultural Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Native American Studies 

This video examines the work of Native American artists in the Pacific Northwest and how their wood carvings of totem poles, ceremonial masks and sculptures is part of a broader cultural renaissance.

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CORPORATION WITH A MOVIE CAMERA

American Studies  Cultural Studies  Latino Studies  Media Studies 

This unusual video examines the ways in which corporate representations have shaped Americans' ideas about Third World countries.

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CHICANO PARK

American Studies  Art History  Chicano Studies  Cultural Studies  Latino Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Chronicles the history of Chicano Park, famous for its giant murals painted on freeway pillars, which became the focus for the revitalization of San Diego's Chicano community in the 1970s and '80s.

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DOLLAR A DAY, 10 CENTS A DANCE

American Studies  Cultural Studies  Immigration 

Chronicles the history of Filipino immigration to the U.S. during the 1920s and '30s. The story is told by the immigrants themselves, and their interviews are blended with historical photos, film footage, and period music.

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BITTERSWEET: THE ASIAN-INDIAN EXPERIENCE IN THE U.S.A.

Asian-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Immigration 

Focuses on Asian-Indian immigrants in the U.S. who discuss the complex social and personal issues involved in dealing with their dual cultural influences.

SHEPHERD'S PIE AND SUSHI
SHEPHERD'S PIE AND SUSHI

Asian-American Studies  Cinema Studies  Cultural Studies  Women's Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

In 1993, Mieko Ouchi, a half-white, half-Japanese actress, began researching a documentary about her Japanese immigrant grandfather. Shortly thereafter, she was cast to star in The War Between Us, a feature film on the WWII internment of Japanese-North Americans, thus re-enacting a key episode in her own community's history.

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