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