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The Indigenous Studies Collection

Films from the Docuseek2 collection that cover the history, culture, and contemporary experience of indigenous people around the world.

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Explores the sea change in national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the call for dam removal as awareness grows that our own future is bound to the health of our rivers.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2014 ♦ 87 minutes ♦ 7 - 12, College, Adults
Donna's StoryDonna's Story

An intimate portrait of a fiercely determined survivor -- Donna, a Cree woman who left behind a bleak existence on the streets.

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 2001 ♦ 51 minutes

If you had to summarize Randy Baleski's philosophy, you could probably do it in three words: Boxing saves kids.

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 2012 ♦ 45 minutes
Fire and IceFire and Ice

From the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia to the Andes of Peru, indigenous highland communities battle threats to their forests, farms, and faith.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2014 ♦ 57 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adults
Fire in the AndesFire in the Andes

Tells the story of the conflict in Peru which left over 10,000 dead or 'disappeared.' through an investigation into the killings of eight journalists.

Icarus Films ♦ 1985 ♦ 35 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Footprints of SorrowFootprints of Sorrow
Guatemalan war widows fighting for human rights.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 1996 ♦ 10 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
For JohnFor John

The story of John Diabo, cherished member of a tight-knit Mohawk family, tortured by drug addiction.

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 2003 ♦ 52 minutes
Fort McMoney: Vote Jim Rogers!Fort McMoney: Vote Jim Rogers!

Something of a follow-up to the online game/film Fort McMoney, Vote for Jim Rogers continues to explore if democracy is soluble in oil through the impact of the oil sands industry in Alberta, Canada.

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 2014 ♦ 52 minutes
Gene Boy Came HomeGene Boy Came Home

Eugene "Gene Boy" Benedict left the Odanak Indian Reserve at the age of 15; adrift at 17 he joined the U.S. Marines on a dare, and ended up in the midst of the Vietnam War. This moving film from Alanis Obomsawin traces his journey there, and back to Odanak.

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 2007 ♦ 25 minutes
Great FallsGreat Falls

Professional, Native and antiquarian researchers combine to investigate the archaeological history and modern legacy of Eastern Native civilization in Turners Falls, MA.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 83 minutes ♦ 10 - 12, College, Adults

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