National Native American Heritage Month – American Film Institute

Native American Heritage Month Viewing Guide

This November for Native American Heritage Month, please join us in celebrating these groundbreaking and remarkable stories that have been honored with AFI AWARDS, selected for AFI Movie Club and screened at AFI Festivals. BARKING WATER Written and directed by Sterlin Harjo, a member of the Seminole Nation, BARKING WATER (2009) is a redemptive road...
Native American Identity in the Movies Still - Chris Eyre

AFI Movie Club: An Exclusive Conversation With Director Chris Eyre on Native American Identity in the Movies

In honor of Native American Heritage Day, AFI Movie Club hosts an exclusive conversation on Native American identity in the movies with award-winning director and producer Chris Eyre and AFI Conservatory Fellows. Eyre – a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Nations – made his theatrical directing debut with SMOKE SIGNALS, which was selected…
Drunktown's Finest Film Still - MorningStar Angeline, Jeremiah Bitsui and Carmen Moore


Set on a Navajo reservation, DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST, directed by Sydney Freeland, follows the intertwined lives of three young Native Americans – a soon-to-be father who is about to start basic training, an adopted daughter of Christian missionaries and a transgender beauty pageant contestant.  Click Here to Find Out How to Watch DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST Now DRUNKTOWN’S…