Native American Cinema

These are in reverse chronological order, not by taste. I like them all for different reasons.
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1.
Independent Lens (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Blessed Is the Match (2010)
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.
 
2.
The Only Good Indian (2009)
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Set in Kansas during the early 1900s, a teen-aged Native American boy (newcomer Winter Fox Frank) is... (114 mins.)
Director: Kevin Willmott
 
3.
A Thousand Roads (2005 Short Film)
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The lives of four Native Americans take a significant turn as they confront the crises that arise in a single day. (40 mins.)
Director: Chris Eyre
 
4.
DreamKeeper (2003 TV Movie)
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In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys... (174 mins.)
Director: Steve Barron
 
5.
The Business of Fancydancing (2002)
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Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Native American poet from Spokane who confronts his past when... (103 mins.)
Director: Sherman Alexie
 
6.
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
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The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace. (172 mins.)
Director: Zacharias Kunuk
 
7.
Skins (2002)
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An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation. (84 mins.)
Director: Chris Eyre
 
8.
In the Light of Reverence (2001 Documentary)
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Tells the story of three indigenous communities and the lands they struggle to protect: the Lakota of the Great Plains, the Hopi of the Four Corners area, and the Winnemem Wintu of northern California. (73 mins.)
 
9.
Independent Lens (1999 TV Series)
Episode: The Return of Navajo Boy (2000)
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.
“ http://navajoboy.com/ ” - wsv6
 
10.
Smoke Signals (1998)
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Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear... (89 mins.)
Director: Chris Eyre
 
11.
Song of Hiawatha (1997)
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The legendary Ojibwa Chief is sent by the great spirit to lead his people. (120 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Shore
 
12.
Crazy Horse (1996 TV Movie)
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The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion. (90 mins.)
Director: John Irvin
 
13.
Dance Me Outside (1994)
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A story of life on a First Nation reserve in Ontario: Silas and Frank are trying to get into college... (84 mins.)
Director: Bruce McDonald
 
14.
Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (1994 TV Movie)
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Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests... (100 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
 
15.
Spirit Rider (1993 TV Movie)
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Jesse Threebears is a troubled Native-American teen who has been tossed from one foster home to the next since his mother died when he was an infant... (95 mins.)
 
16.
Thunderheart (1992)
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A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
17.
Powwow Highway (1989)
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Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The... (88 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Wacks
 
18.
Incident at Oglala (1992 Documentary)
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This film describes the events surrounding a 1975 shootout at the Pine Ridge reservation in S. Dakota where two FBI agents were killed. (89 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
19.
Windwalker (1980)
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An ancient Indian warrior who has reached the end of his life is brought back from his 'death' to save... (108 mins.)
Director: Kieth Merrill