Indigenous Language Film

This section contains digital repositories of Indigenous language film as well as Indigenous language focused film festivals.

An online collection of more than 450 films by and about Native Americans, hosted by the University of Arizona. Collection primarily dates from 1925-2010 with films on cultural practices, biographies, public presentations, and more.

Ethnographic film, documentaries, and shorts made by and for Indigenous peoples and communities.

  • Kanopy (Harvard key required)

A wide-ranging collection of classics, independent films, and documentaries. Includes documentaries and movies centering Indigenous stories.

“The 29th annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival proudly presents a season of global contemporary Indigenous film and media art. Over the past decade, Indigenous cinema has emerged from geographically-scattered and locally-based production centers to become part of a globally-linked media network with increasing reach and transnational presence. ‘Indigeneities’ will explore how contemporary Indigenous filmmakers and media artists leverage moving image forms to directly address the politics of identity and representation.”

The Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival celebrates cultural and linguistic diversity by showcasing films and filmmakers from around the world, highlighting the crucial role languages play in our daily lives.