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LOS ANGELES PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY SHORT | CANADA | 10 MINUTES | Cree, English pî-kiwîk pî-kiwîk, will bring viewers on a heartfelt journey of how reconnecting to one’s culture and family can be life-changing, grounding and how it can provide a sense of belonging, pride and purpose .Through this short-documentary, I will capture my personal journey […]

The Nature Of Healing

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FESTIVAL PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY | CANADA | 78 MINUTES | English The Nature of Healing The Nature of Healing is the spoken truth of seven courageous people who survived the Mohawk Institute, Canada’s first and longest running “Indian” residential school. From victim to survivor, to activist, this is a story of resistance, resilience and a healing […]

The Genízaro Experience – Shadows in Light

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World PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY | USA | 57 MINUTES | English, Spanish The Genízaro Experience – Shadows in Light Descendants of Native American slaves share their inspiring story of captivity and redemption. Long before African Slaves were brought to America European ships that traversed the Atlantic were already stained with the blood of Indigenous people. This […]

GUADALUPE

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U.S. PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY | MEXICO | 91 MINUTES | Spanish GUADALUPE A fascinating journey through Mexican culture and spirituality in search of the origins of the Virgin of Guadalupe, an icon that emerged after the shocking clash between Europe and the Mesoamerican peoples. With all its lights and shadows, this ‘brown skinned’ virgin is the […]

Navajo Nation USA

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WORLD PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY | USA | 82 MINUTES | English Navajo Nation USA “In our way of life, they call them monsters. As Indigenous People, these are monsters that are beating us up every day. These modern day monsters are alcoholism, drug addiction, poverty, … and cancer.” ~Jonathan Nez President, Navajo Nation Navajo Nation USA […]

Custodians – A Story of Ancient Echoes

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U.S. PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY | CANADA | 75 MINUTES | English Custodians – A Story of Ancient Echoes The documentary Custodians – A Story of Ancient Echoes follows the journey of a local community in Herschel, Saskatchewan during the summer of 2021 as they work to preserve and protect the pastureland, native grasslands, and important Indigenous […]

This River is Our Relative

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LOS ANGELES PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY | USA | 57 MINUTES | English This River is Our Relative “This River is Our Relative” celebrates Penobscot Nation’s intrinsic kinship connection to and tireless environmental advocacy of the Penobscot River. The story is told through the voices of 24 Penobscot people, who share their experience of historical, physical, and […]

True Story

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U.S. PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY | CANADA | 88 MINUTES | English True Story TRUE STORY is a feature length documentary directed by Dinae Robinson, who is Anishinaabe from Treaty One Territory, co-written with Jessica Landry, who is Métis from Treaty One Territory. Featuring Indigenous knowledge keepers and historians from across Turtle Island, TRUE STORY faces the […]

Aitamaako’tamisskapi Natosi: Before the Sun

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LOS ANGELES PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY | CANADA | 89 MINUTES | English Aitamaako’tamisskapi Natosi: Before the Sun A thrilling portrait of a young Siksika woman and the deep bonds between her father and family in the golden plains of Blackfoot Territory as she prepares for one of the most dangerous horse races in the world… on […]

Finding Peace

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U.S. PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY | CANADA | 45 MINUTES | English Finding Peace The Final Report of the National Inquiry reveals that persistent and deliberate violations and abuses of human and Indigenous rights are the primary cause of Canada’s alarming rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQ people. Change is needed, and it is […]

They Can’t KIll US

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World PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY | USA | 57 MINUTES | English They Can’t KIll US ”They Can’t Kill US” will be a powerful and insightful documentary that will challenge viewers to rethink their understanding of Native American culture and history. It will be a testament to the importance of preserving and celebrating the rich diversity of […]

ᏓᏗᏬᏂᏏ (We Will Speak)

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FESTIVAL PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY | USA | 94 MINUTES | Cherokee, English ᏓᏗᏬᏂᏏ (We Will Speak) With fewer than 1,500 fluent speakers left, a small group of Cherokee activists race to save their language from extinction. Synopsis: The Cherokee language is deeply tied to Cherokee identity; yet generations of assimilation efforts by the U.S. government and […]

A Boy Called Piano

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LOS ANGELES PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY | NEW ZEALAND | 57 MINUTES | English A Boy Called Piano – The Story of Fa’amoana John Luafutu Arriving to New Zealand from Samoa as a young child in the 1950s, Fa’amoana was taken from his family and placed in state care, suffering terrible abuse alongside thousands of other Pacific […]

Blue Bear Woman

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LOS ANGELES PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY | CANADA | 76 MINUTES | French Blue Bear Woman This feature-length documentary is based on the work of Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau, an incredibly talented native author, painter, poet, sculptor and storyteller. Virginia is a québécois artist of mixed parentage whose mother was from the Cri nation. She is the recipient […]

The Bears on Pine Ridge

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LOS ANGELES PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY | USA | 115 MINUTES | English The Bears on Pine Ridge The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has declared a “State of Emergency”, after an outbreak of youth suicides has devastated the community. Due to a lack of Federal assistance, residents have taken prevention efforts into their own hands. A tenacious […]

Gift Of Fear

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FESTIVAL PREMIERE FEATURE | USA | 106 MINUTES | English Gift Of Fear Mili watched in horror as her mother was murdered 11 years ago, becoming another Missing and Murdered Indigenous statistic. Now 17, Mili’s former crew kidnaps her girlfriend after Mili chooses her MMA team over the gang. Tribal cops and an agent from […]

Finality of Dusk

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World PREMIERE FEATURE | CANADA | 97 MINUTES | American Sign Language, English, Other Finality of Dusk In the year 2045, amidst environmental devastation, Ishkode and her unlikely companion Niife join forces on what is left of the land to save themselves by protecting each other. CAST & CREDITS Directed by Madison Thomas One of […]

Four Souls of Coyote

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FESTIVAL PREMIERE FEATURE | HUNGARY | 106 MINUTES | English Four Souls of Coyote Billed as an epic adventure based on a Native American creation myth, the film highlights the increasingly pressing need to live in harmony with the environment — before it is too late. Set in the present day, Native Americans confront the […]

‘The Son Rises’

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FESTIVAL PREMIERE FEATURE | USA | 47 MINUTES | English, Spanish ‘The Son Rises’ Manny, a rebellious biker, must fight for justice when his younger brother is killed in a senseless police shooting. Harassed by those who have sworn to protect him, he finds parallels between his story and that of Jesus Christ, as he’s […]

Café Daughter

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U.S. PREMIERE FEATURE | Canada | 90 MINUTES | English Café Daughter Inspired by real events, Café Daughter, tells the story of nine year old, half-Chinese half-Cree girl, YVETTE WONG. On top of struggling to find her place in a small Saskatchewan community in the 1960s, she is also faced with the passing of her […]

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