Native American and Australasian Master List

Master List of notable Movies in North American, South American and Australasian languages languages that do not have independent lists

The languages covered are Greenlandic, Guarani, Haitian, Inuktitut, Maori, Maya, Nahuatl, Nauvhal, Purepechua, Quechua, Rotuman, Samoan, Sign Language, Tarahumara, Tupi and Tzotzil
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1.
Apocalypto (2006)
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As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate. (139 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
2.
The Necessities of Life (2008)
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In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City... (102 mins.)
Director: Benoît Pilon
 
3.
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
 
4.
Paraguayan Hammock (2006)
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Set in 1935, a couple of aged smallholders are waiting for their son, for rain, for better days. (78 mins.)
Director: Paz Encina
 
5.
The Orator (2011)
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Saili, an unassuming villager & taro farmer, lives happily with his beautiful wife Vaaiga and her teenage daughter Litia... (110 mins.)
Director: Tusi Tamasese
 
6.
Cochochi (2007)
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Evaristo and Luis Antonio - indigenous brothers from the SierraTarahumara in northwest Mexico - have just graduated from boarding elementary school... (87 mins.)
 
7.
How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971)
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In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the Frenches and their enemies are the Tupiniquins... (84 mins.)
 
8.
Chac (1975)
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Unique story of a village's attempts to solve drought by appealing to the powers of a mysterious mountain-dwelling diviner. (95 mins.)
Director: Rolando Klein
 
9.
Inuk (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Several years after losing his father, Inuk learns the way of his people again. (90 mins.)
Director: Mike Magidson
 
10.
Pear ta ma 'on maf (2004)
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A coming of age story about a young woman, Viki, attempting to escape the stifling conformity of island culture. Inspired by the myth of the Warrior Woman, Viki recovers from the death of her father and fights for justice and freedom. (87 mins.)
 
11.
Universal Signs (2008)
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After the death of his fiancée's daughter while in his care, a deaf man shuts himself off from the world. Haunted by memories, it is only through new friendship that he can learn to forgive, love, and reconnect. (100 mins.)
Director: Ann Calamia
 
12.
And So It Is (1966)
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While her husband is on his way to the market, a peasant woman is raped and murdered. Her widower carefully plans his revenge. (75 mins.)
Director: Jorge Sanjinés
 
13.
The Man on the Shore (1993)
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Haiti during papa Doc's reign: not a fun place! (106 mins.)
Director: Raoul Peck
 
14.
Yanco (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The engaging and sentimental tale begins when the little boy (Ricardo Ancona) starts manifesting a greater... (85 mins.)
 
15.
Eréndira la indomable (2006)
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A young woman fights Spanish Conquistadors to protect her people. (117 mins.)
 
16.
The Dead Lands (2014)
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After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, the teenage son of a slain Maori chieftain looks to avenge his father's murder and bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones. (107 mins.)
Director: Toa Fraser
 
17.
Volcano (2015)
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On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for seventeen-year-old María by her Kaqchikel parents. (93 mins.)
 
18.
Tanna (2015)
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Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new. (104 mins.)
 
19.
Blood of the Condor (1969)
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The reaction of an indigenous community against a group of foreigners who under the guise of development assistance are forcibly sterilizing the peasant women. (70 mins.)
Director: Jorge Sanjinés
 
20.
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale II (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After the initial uprising at Wushe, Mona Rudao faces an unwinnable guerrilla war against the militarily... (132 mins.)
Director: Te-Sheng Wei
 
21.
The Patriarch (2016)
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From the author of "The Whale Rider", a tale of family rivalry and reconciliation, set against the stunning backdrop of rural New Zealand in the 1960s. (103 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori