Indians Like Us
A sincere admiration of Native culture gives way to this charming documentary about a small group of French citizens--called "Savy Western"--who share a passion for everything Native American. 

Every weekend, they dress in Native regalia and make appearances at various village fairs alongside their countrymen in France. However, in order to fulfill their dream, they must travel to the United States and meet "real Indians."

Together, they finally manage a two-week drive across the Midwest and discover that the reality of contemporary Native Americans is quite different from their portrayed envisioning. 

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Turquoise Rose
Here is a coming-of-age story about a Navajo girl from Arizona. Raised in the suburbs of Phoenix, Turquoise attends college and is interning as a photojournalist at the local paper. She even has plans to vacation in the summer with her roommates. But all of that changes in a heartbeat when her grandmother becomes ill. Suddenly, Turquoise must make a decision between Rome and the Reservation. A "Rez" summer seems dismal to this urban Native who is ready to discover the world behind the lens of her camera. The road ahead seems so completely out of focus, but either way, the journey ahead is sure to be an adventure she will never forget. 

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Weaving Worlds
In this compelling and intimate portrait of economic and cultural survival through art, Navajo filmmaker Bennie Klain takes viewers into the world of contemporary Navajo weavers and their struggles for self-sufficiency. Highlighting untold stories and colorful characters involved in the making and selling of Navajo rugs, Weaving Worlds explores the lives of Navajo artisans and their unique--and often controversial--relationship with Reservation traders. 

The film artfully relates the Navajo concepts of kinship and reciprocity with the human and cultural connections to sheep, wool, water, and land, showing how Indigenous artisans strive for cultural vitality and environmental sustainability in the face of globalization by "reweaving the world."

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Father's Day (June 21)
Video Letters from Prison

Embark on a journey of transformation as one family from the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota finds healing through the path of the heart. Video Letters from Prison follows the lives of three Oglala Lakota sisters as they reconnect with their incarcerated father via a series of video letters.

The Poor Bear girls are not sure they even want to connect--but their mother, Cindy, helps them overcome reluctance and hurt to participate in the letters. The change in her girls is immediate and beautiful. Connecting life's paths, the film is flooded with emotions and spiritual growth.  


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