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American Mystic

American Mystic

Director: Alex Mar
Year: 2010

Alex Mar's lyrical first work is a bold and artful documentary that braids together the stories of three young Americans who have chosen to sacrifice comforts in order to embrace the fringes of alternative religion.

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A Good Day to Die

A Good Day to Die

Director: Lynn Salt, David Mueller
Year: 2011

A Good Day to Die chronicles the American Indian Movement (AIM) by recounting the life story of Dennis Banks, co-founder and leader of AIM. By investigating the issues and major flash points connected with Banks' story, the film charts the rise and fall of a movement that fought for the civil rights of American Indians.

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Winter in the Blood

Winter in the Blood

Director: Alex Smith, Andrew Smith
Year: 2013

This Native American tale encases its audiences in intrigue and adventure while peeling back the layers of a painfully familiar man, Virgil First Raise, who wakes up in a ditch with a shiner and a hangover just to find out that his wife has left him. Desperate and broken, he sets out to find her -- beginning a hi-line spiritual odyssey filled with inebriated encounters, sexual skirmishes, and nostalgic illusions.

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Reel Injun

Reel Injun

Director: Neil Diamond
Year: 2009

An entertaining and provocative look at Hollywood's depiction of Native Americans, REEL INJUN journeys through a century of cinema to set the record straight. Traveling through the heartland of the U.S., to the Black Hills and Monument Valley, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond examines how the myth of the movie "Injun" has influenced the world's understanding - and misunderstanding - of Natives.

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Barking Water

Barking Water

Director: Sterlin Harjo
Year: 2009

A uniquely delicate and moving road movie, Barking Water uses the ruggedly beautiful backdrop of rural Oklahoma to tell the story of a proud Native American attempting to reconnect with his estranged family.

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The Pearl Button

The Pearl Button

Director: Patricio Guzmán
Year: 2014

The ocean contains the history of all humanity. The sea holds the voices of the Earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to living creatures. Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of a mysterious button that was discovered in its seabed. Chile, with its 2,670 miles of coastline, the largest archipelago in the world, presents a supernatural landscape. In it are volcanoes, mountains and glaciers. In it are the voices of the Patagonian indigenous people, of the first English sailors and also those of its political prisoners. Some say that water has memory. This film shows that it also has a voice.

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Songs My Brothers Taught Me

Songs My Brothers Taught Me

Director: Chloe Zhao
Year: 2015

Songs My Brothers Taught Me is set in the often starkly beautiful Badlands of South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; most of the key players are young Lakota Native Americans.

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Ixcanul

Ixcanul

Director: Jayro Bustamante
Year: 2015

In this dreamlike fusion of documentary and fable, two young, impoverished Mayan lovers escape from their servitude on a remote Guatemalan coffee plantation and attempt to make their way to the United States.

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