This program focuses on global Indigenous filmmakers sharing Indigenous stories and culture. Centering Indigenous art and artists amplifies voices and perspectives that are essential to our global well-being. cINeDIGENOUS is curated and presented in partnership with Nia Tero.

Against the Tide

India | 2023 | 97 min. | Sarvnik Kaur

A captivating documentary about the lives of two Indigenous fisherman, born to the same caste, whose friendship fractures.

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Aitamaako'tamisskapi Natosi: Before the Sun

Canada | 2023 | 89 min. | Banchi Hanuse (Nuxalk Nation)

A young First Nations woman balances family and her success competing in one of the most dangerous horse races in the world.

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Bad Press

USA | 2023 | 98 min. | Rebecca Landsberry-Baker (Muscogee Creek), Joe Peeler

Indigenous reporter Angel Ellis of Oklahoma goes up against a corrupt Muscogee Nation Tribal Council over freedom of the press.

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89 min.

Many Indigenous peoples have deep relationships with water. These short stories are reminders of the interconnected nature of all beings.

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Taiwan | 2022 | 112 min. | Laha Mebow (Tayal Tribe)

An indigenous Taiwanese family begins to crumble when their elder passes away, burdening them with his debts and traditions.

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Let The River Flow

Norway | 2023 | 118 min. | Ole Giæver (Sámi)

A teacher accidentally becomes part of the Sámi revolution that rose up amid the Alta Conflict of 1970s-’80s Norway.

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South Africa | 2023 | 128 min. | Milisuthando Bongela (Xhosa Nation)

Filmmaker Milisuthando Bongela tries to unpack the legacy of how South African history has informed her country and sense of self.

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Mexico | 2022 | 80 min. | Xun Sero (Tzotzil)

Interrogating the absence of a father in his life, Xun Sero trains his camera on his warm yet fiercely driven mother Hilda.

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We Are Still Here

Australia | 2022 | 90 min. | Beck Cole (Luritja), Dena Curtis (Warrumungu/Warlpiri), Tracey Rigney (Wotjobaluk/Ngarrindjeri), Danielle MacLean (Warumungu/Luritja), Tim Worrall (Ngai Tuhoe), Renae Maihi (Ngati Whakaue/Ngapuhi), Miki Magasiva (Samoan), Mario Gaoa (Samoan), Richard Curtis (Ngati Rongomai/Ngati Pikiao), Chantelle Burgoyne (Samoan)

Eight stories by filmmakers from Australia, New Zealand, and Pasifika cover over 250 years of Indigenous history.

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4th World Media Lab

May 11 - 21, 2023

A year-long fellowship for emerging and mid-career Indigenous filmmakers, with activities at Camden International Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and SIFF. The program is a collaborative partnership between the festivals and Nia Tero.

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