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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.

Films from the Docuseek2 collection that cover the history, culture, and contemporary experience of indigenous people around the world. Films range from reports of initial contact between Europeans and Africans and South Americans to contemporary challenges of First Nations people to maintain their identity, spiruality and territorial claims.

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The Man We Called Juan CarlosThe Man We Called Juan Carlos

Chronicles the violent history of Guatemala and life of Wenceslao Armira, a Mayan father, farmer, teacher, guerilla, priest and champion of human rights.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2001 ♦ 52 minutes ♦ Grades 10-12, College, Adult
A Massacre ForetoldA Massacre Foretold

Chronicles the events surrounding the 1997 massacre of 45 indigenous people by paramilitary troops in Chiapas, Mexico.

Icarus Films ♦ 2008 ♦ 58 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
The Mystery of Chaco CanyonThe Mystery of Chaco Canyon
Unveiling the ancient astronomy of southwestern Pueblo Indians.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 1999 ♦ 56 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunnersNiigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners

In part the story of Aborginal athletes blocked from entering the 1967 Winnipeg Pan American Games with the Games torch; but also the story of a segregated school system, and survival, hope and reconciliation.

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 2007 ♦ 48 minutes
Oil and WaterOil and Water

Two boys come of age looking for solutions to the global problem of reckless oil drilling following years of oil contamination in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2014 ♦ 78 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adults
Old or New?Old or New?

In Lima, Peru, a new generation of top chefs are cooking with traditional ingredients and supporting traditional livelihoods.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2013 ♦ 29 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adults
Once a NomadOnce a Nomad

In Namibia can Dalton and Lameck build a 'Life App' to help the illiterate and isolated Himba people market their goods?

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2013 ♦ 27 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adults
Our NationhoodOur Nationhood

In Our Nationhood, Aboriginal filmmaker and artist Alanis Obomsawin chronicles the determination and tenacity of the Listuguj Mi'gmaq people to use and…

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 2003 ♦ 97 minutes
Bullfrog Films ♦ 2009 ♦ 108 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Paths of the SoulPaths of the Soul

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yang blurs the border between documentary and fiction to follow a group of Tibetan villagers who leave their families and homes in the small village of Nyima to make a Buddhist 'bowing pilgrimage' - laying their bodies flat on the ground after every few steps - along the 1,200 mile road to Lhasa, the holy capital of Tibet.

Icarus Films ♦ 2016 ♦ 117 minutes

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