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by Donna Dewey and Daniel Junge
An observational documentary about the on- and off-court struggles of Native American basketball players at Wyoming Indian High School.
by Alexandria Hammond
Children of Haiti follows three Haitian teenage boys who live on the streets as they reflect on their country, their lives, and the hope they have for a better future.
by Kayo Hatta, Linda Barry, and Eleanor Nakama-Mitsungaga
Adapted from Lois-Ann Yamanaka’s Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers, this dramatic short follows 13-year-old Lovey of Hilo, Hawaii, as she tries to be anything but herself.
by Charlotte Lagarde and Lisa Denker
A portrait of Hawaiian surf legend and community activist Rell Kapolioka'ehukai Sunn, who died of breast cancer at age 47.
Independent Lens, True Stories
by Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen, and Richard Berge
The impassioned president of the Maldives struggles to save his vulnerable island nation from the tragic effects of the looming climate apocalypse.
Diverse Muslim Voices, Independent Lens
by David E. Simpson
The native herding tribes of Africa are emerging from a century of “white man’s conservation,” which turned their lands into off-limits game reserves. Now, with a new model of conservation, African wildlife is back in their hands and the tribes are vying for a piece of the ecotourism pie. But can poachers become protectors?
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles
Race Is the Place presents the creative visions of a group of multicultural actors, poets, visual artists and musicians on America’s most pressing social issues.
by Neil Diamond
Kemosabe? Loincloths, fringed pants, and feather headdresses? Heap big stereotypes. Reel Injun is an entertaining trip through the evolution of North American Native people ("The Indians") as portrayed in famous Hollywood movies, from the silent era to today. Jim Jarmusch, Clint Eastwood, Graham Greene, John Trudell, and others provide insights into the often demeaning and occasionally hilariously absurd stereotypes perpetuated on the big screen through Hollywood's history.
by Heather Rae
Combining images and archival footage with interviews and performances, this biography reveals the philosophy and motivations behind Native American activist and poet John Trudell’s work and its relationship to contemporary Indian history.
by Anne Makepeace
The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts revives their native tongue, a language that was silenced for more than 100 years.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens