The National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase is an annual celebration of the best in Native film. For this year’s 20th-anniversary showcase, the museum presents the full program online — streaming new films, fan-favorite classics, and conversations with filmmakers. The showcase provides a unique forum for engagement with Native filmmakers and stories from Indigenous communities throughout the Western Hemisphere and the Arctic.
This year’s program includes a total of 64 films (nine features and 55 shorts) representing 49 Native Nations in 12 different countries: the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Guatemala, Finland, Ecuador, Norway, Peru, Argentina, Australia, and Belize.
Genres include documentaries, music videos, kid-friendly shorts, films in Indigenous languages, and more. With the exception of three films — Blood Quantum and Angry Inuk, which are restricted to the United States, and nîpawistamâsowin: WE WILL STAND UP, restricted to North America — the films will be available to watch worldwide. Most films will be available on-demand for five days; exceptions are noted on the event website.
Native Cinema Showcase is made possible by the support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Generous support provided in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and the Walt Disney Company.
The showcase is streaming online, on-demand from Wednesday, November 18 through Friday, November 27, at americanindian.si.edu/ncs.