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.
INHABITANTS: INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES ON RESTORING OUR WORLD (new window), a 2022 documentary that follows five Native American communities as they restore their traditional land management practices in the face of a changing climate.
visit the Bullfrog Films online catalog (new window) for a selection of documentary films honoring Native American Heritage Month. See also https://gooddocs.net/collections/native-american-indigenous-pacific-islander-studies; and We Shall Remain (new window) from American Experience films.
Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival
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