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  • A Day with...A Day with... - Eight African filmmakers each contribute a documentary portrait of the life of a different West African child.

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  • Fevers - Dr. Maman moves freely between Western medicine and ancestral magical recipes.

  • Flooding Job's Garden - Behind the scenes of the highly controversial James Bay Hydro-Quebec power plant project.

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  • Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth - Six young Maya present a wholly indigenous perspective, in which all life is sacred and connected, as they resist the destruction of their culture and environment.

  • The Human ZooThe Human Zoo - The story of 25 people from four Chilean indigenous groups who in the 19th centry were exhibited as attractions across Europe.

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  • The Learning Path - The stories of three native women who are making control of education an important issues in today's native communities.

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  • Open Sky - When an open-pit silver mine comes to an isolated, desert community in Argentina, corporate and government interests clash with those of the local population.

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  • Paths of the Soul - An astonishing journey of redemption, faith, and devotion, following a group of villagers who leave their families and homes to make a Buddhist "bowing pilgrimage" to the holy capital of Tibet.

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  • Starting Fire with GunpowderStarting Fire with Gunpowder - Chronicles the origins and achievements of the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), a model for aboriginal broadcasters the world over.

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  • 10th Parallel - A voyage deep into the Amazon to explore the implications of Brazil's policy on uncontacted indigenous tribes.

  • Tikinagan - Reveals the challenges faced by a native run child care agency in northwestern Ontario.

  • Time Immemorial - Presents the case of the Nisga tribe in their long fight for aboriginal rights in British Columbia.

  • Todos Santos Cuchumatan: Report from a Guatemalan Village - This film provides an intimate look at everyday life in Todos Santos, a village in Guatemala's highlands, before the violence of the 1980s.

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  • When Banana Ruled - The story of a simple fruit... upon which a global empire was built.

More Films & DVDs on Native People
  • Cracks in the Mask - A Torres Strait Islander sets out on a voyage of discovery to the great museums of Europe where his cultural heritage now lies.

  • Fire in the Andes - Tells the story of the conflict in Peru which left over 10,000 dead or quot;disappeared." through an investigation into the killings of eight journalists.

  • Five Centuries Later - Examines the current status of Central American aboriginal civilizations, five hundred years after they were "conquered" by European invaders.

  • Give Us Our Skeletons! - Niillas Somby, a Sami, an ethnic group which inhabits northern Scandinavia, is fighting the Norwegian authorities, trying to compel them to release the skull of a rebellious ancestor.

  • Mabo - Life of an Island Man - Traces the story of the life of an extraordinary man, one whose struggle for land rights, and his remarkable life in general, had a profound effect on indigenous rights in Australia.

  • The Passion of MarĂ­a Elena - Following the hit-and-run death of her son, Maria Elena, a young woman from Mexico's Raramuri community, embarks upon an eye-opening journey from grief to unexpected spiritual resolution.

  • Since the Company Came - In the Solomon Islands extensive logging forces the Haporai people to confront social, cultural and ecological disintegration.

  • Winds of Memory - Filmed over three years, WINDS OF MEMORY reveals Mayan life and culture in Guatemala today, five centuries after the "discovery" of America.

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