Native American Cinema

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Arapaho Truths

The Northern Arapaho People of the Wind River Indian Reservation of  Wyoming are story tellers. In an effort to pass their culture to the  next generation the Elders tell the children four traditional stories,  using clay animation, shadow puppets, paintings, drawings and  performance, the children make the stories come to life.

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The Tree

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Lightning Boy

Michael R.L Begay is from the Santo Domingo Pueblo and Navajo Nation tribes, currently attending the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe New Mexico working on a BFA in Cinematic Arts & Technology emphasizing in Directing, Editing, and Director of Photography. He graduated with an AA in both Culinary Arts from Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute and Media Communications from Haskell Indian Nations University. Michael is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist, cinematographer, screenwriter, photographer, chef, silversmith, and traditional artist.

Children of the Dig

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In 2009, a 500-year-old artifact was discovered on the beach outside of  Quinhagak, Alaska, opening the door to the most productive  archaeological dig in Arctic history with 60,000 artifacts recovered so  far. In 2009, the site was 50 feet from the ocean. Today it is ten.

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Genesis

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A Native American priestess searches for purpose on her coming-of-age  spirit quest. Along her journey, she discovers the ruins of human  civilization - and what lives inside.

The Mayors of Shiprock

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In the small town of Shiprock, New Mexico a group of young Navajo  leaders work to bring hope and change into their once thriving  community.

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First Medicine; The long Man

Cherokee waters and todays issues with pollution.