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North American Indians: Films and Videos

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R. C. Gorman

KAET, Arizona State University.
CALL # N6537.G66 R2 1975.
PUBLISHER: Washington, D.C. : PBS Video, 1975.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (29 min.); 3/4 in.
SUMMARY: Presents R. C. Gorman, a Navajo artist who displays his work and discusses his heritage.

Real Indian

CALL # E99.C5 R32 1996
PUBLISHER: New York, N.Y. : Women Make Movies [distributor], c1996.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (7 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Presents a personal look at the meaning of cultural identity. Describes the complex world of the Lumbee Indian culture and questions the viewer's perceptions of Native Americans.

The Real People

KSPS-TV, Spokane, Wash.
CALL # E78.N8 R43 1990.
PUBLISHER: Lincoln, Nebraska : Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium, 1990.
DESCRIPTION: 9 videocassettes (255 min.) ; 1/2 in. + 1 teacher's guide (21 p. ; 28 cm.)
SUMMARY: The different programs choose highlights from the past and the important aspects of current life on and off the reservations.
Season of grandmothers.
Circle of song.
Spirit of the wind.
Buffalo, blood, salmon, and roots.
Legend of the stick game.
Words of life, people of rivers.

Recovery in Native America

Produced and directed by Beverly R. Singer.
CALL # HV5199.U6 R43 1993.
PUBLISHER: [S.l.] : Rosenda Reins Productions in association with Intersystems ; New York : Third World Newsreel, c1993.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (54 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Profiles of Native Americans who are recovering alcoholics. They discuss their experiences with recovery and the 12-step program, and how their identity as Native Americans and their spiritual approach to life has helped them stay sober.
OTHER TITLE: Recovery in Native America.

Red Road : The Barry Hambly Story = Ocangu-sa

Produced by Dan Petrusich, Conrad Beaubien ; written and directed by Conrad Beaubien.
CALL # E78.C2 R43 2004
PUBLISHER: Hamilton, Ont. : [Lost Heritage Productions] : NOVA Multimedia & Video Production [distributor], c2004.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (47 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Follows Barry Hambly, a Canadian Lakota, on his journey to Saskatchewan to meet his birth mother, Darlene Whitecap. Explains how Barry and his siblings were placed in foster homes when they were young, and describes Barry's adolescence.
OTHER TITLE: Ocangu-sa. Additional title on container: Finding the way home is not always easy

The Red Road to Sobriety: A Documentary

By Chante Pierce and Gary Rhine.
CALL # E98.L7 R43 1995.
PUBLISHER: San Francisco : Kifaru Productions, c1995.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (90 min); 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Places the alcohol problems of Native Americans within the context of the historical destruction of indigenous peoples and culture and the stereotype of the drunken Indian. Documents a growing social movement which combines ancient spiritual traditions with modern medical approaches in substance abuse recovery.
OTHER TITLE: Documenting the Contemporary Native American Sobriety Movement.

Redskins, Tricksters and Puppy Stew

CALL # E98.H77 R47 2000.
PUBLISHER: Montreal, Quebec : National Film Board of Canada, c2000.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (55 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Native American comedians discuss Native American humor.

The Return of Navajo Boy

Note: Documentary.
CALL # E99.N3 R47 2000.
PUBLISHER Berkeley, CA : University of California, Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning, c2000.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: The resurfacing of a decades old film reunites a man and his family and explores radioactivity problems on the Navajo reservation. The original film, Navajo Boy, produced by Robert J. Kennedy, chronicles the Cly and Begay families. The new film, Return of Navajo Boy, juxtaposes the families' lives now and then. The current film also explores the effects of uranium exposure from the mines on the Navajo Nation on the health of the Navajo people. It documents the return/reunion of John Wayne Cly, a Navaho boy, taken as a child by missionaries around 40 years ago from his Navajo family.

Ribbons of the Osage: The Art and Life of Georgeann Robinson 

CALL # E99.O8 R545 1990.
PUBLISHER: [Tulsa, Okla.] : Full Circle Communications, c1990.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (ca. 28 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Documents the life and art of Georgeann Robinson, a full-blood Osage from Pawhuska, Oklahoma. She is a nationally recognized master of ribbon work. The film examines the importance of her work to Osage traditions and the ways in which these traditions are passed from one generation to the next. The history and technique of ribbon work are explained, as is its use in the traditional dance outfits for the Elonska Dance.

The Right to Be

Produced & directed by Harriett Skye and Stefano Saraceni.
CALL # E99.D1 R53 1994.
PUBLISHER: New York, N.Y. : Filmakers Library, c1994.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (27 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Lakota journalist Harriett Skye returns to her tribe on the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota to investigate for herself the realities of contemporary Indian life. She visits the United Tribes Community College, a tribal council meeting, participates in a sweat ceremony in her honor, and comments on the perpetuation of the "Custer mentality" by the government. Underscores the strength of the Indian belief system to survival.

The Right to Be Mohawk

Produced through Documentary Resource Center, Sunlight Productions ; produced by George Hornbein, Lorna Rasmussen, Anne Stanaway.
CALL # E99.M8 R53 1989.
PUBLISHER: New York, NY : New Day Films, c1989.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (VHS) (17 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Presents the Mohawk struggle to preserve their land, language, religion, history and world-view in the face of white demands and encroachments.

Ritual Clowns

CALL # E99.H7 R57 1988.
PUBLISHER: Hotevilla, AZ : IS Productions, c1988.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (ca. 21 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Depicts the Clown ceremony and mythology of the Hopi Indians.

River People: behind the Case of David Sohappy

Produced, written [and] directed by Michal Conford & Michele Zaccheo.
CALL # E99.Y2 R58 1990.
PUBLISHER: New York, N.Y. : Filmakers Library, c1990.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (50 min.) ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Follows the story of David Sohappy, a native American spiritual leader who was sentenced to a five-year prison term for selling 317 salmon out of season. Explores the historic conflict over the resources of the Columbia River and the political controversy involving fishing rights and the right to religious freedom.

Rosebud to Dallas

Southern Resource Center.
CALL # E98.S67 R66 1977.
PUBLISHER: Dallas, Tex. : The Center, 1977.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette 55 min. ; 3/4 in. & handbook (32p. 28 cm.)
SUMMARY: The story of five families who relocated from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation under the Bureau of Indian Affairs Relocation/Employment Assistance program.

Running on the Edge of the Rainbow: Laguna Stories & Poems

CALL#E99.L2 R86 1978
PUBLISHER: [Tucson] : University of Arizona Radio-TV-Film Bureau, c1978.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (28 min.) ; 3/4 in. & 1 guide.
SUMMARY: Storyteller/writer Leslie Silko shares stories and poems with friends and reflects on the nature of Laguna storytelling, its functions, and some of the problems she has faced using Laguna stories in her own work.

Last modified: October 25, 2013