Films considered Indigenous may examine topics related to identity, violence against Indigenous women, relationship with the land, territorial dislocation, cosmovisión, Indigeneity, social justice, environment, and cultural survival, from the viewpoint of Indigenous Peoples. These films may be bilingual, using an Indigenous language interlaced with a language representative of the dominant society, or could be spoken completely in a First Nation language. The films listed below exemplify the creative work of Indigenous film directors, actors, and actresses, and the subjects affecting First Nations people in the Americas and around the world.
The films are organized in three galleries: Films from Latin America, Films from North America and Films from Other Parts of the World. When a film is not available at CU-Boulder, you can use the link "Request it" to order its purchase. If a film is available in DVD format but you need a streaming version, we can request Media Services to convert the DVD into a streaming format and upload it to Kaltura for classroom use. Please contact your librarian for more information on purchasing films and streaming availability.