Films

Exploring Indigeneity in filmmaking

Our comprehensive film list offers nearly one hundred documentaries, dramas, comedies, and art films centered on Indigenous people. We list short and independent works alongside major-release films, and focus on highlighting the works of Indigenous directors, writers, producers, and actors.

Recommended Films 2019

Film and Discussion: Mankiller

April 4, 2019 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
2018 Documentary on Cherokee Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller – pathbreaking activist. New South Screening Room (with pizza).

Co-sponsors: Indigenous Studies; Doyle Engaging Difference

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Mother Tongue Film Festival

February 21, 2019


The Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival showcases films that celebrate the cultural richness of Indigenous and endangered languages.

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