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Native American Heritage

Appreciate Native American heritage with these unique explorations of culture in film. Programs available for grades 4-HS.

All films are official selections from the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, and all programs include an introduction and post-screening discussion led by one of our trained media educators. Curriculum aligned with Illinois State Board of Education Learning Standards is also provided to teachers prior to the day of screening.

Flexible scheduling throughout the day - come to us or let us come to you! For details about screenings at Facets Multi-Media, click here. For details about screenings at your location, click here. For more information, contact Group Sales Coordinator at fldtrips@facets.org or (773) 281-9075 ext. 3009.

My Country, My Family 
Grades 4-6 (Ages 9-11)
Screened in English 
80-minute program includes media education

My Country, My Family

The Bear Facts (Canada)
Aboriginality (Canada)
Toward a Theory of the Evolution of a Turkey (USA)
Wolf Dog Tales (USA)
Tuurngait (Canada)
Wapos Bay: “Self-Improvement” (Canada)

The unforgettable characters in these short stories find new meaning in the season of giving. Sometimes our past influences our present more than we realize!

Wapos Bay: Long Goodbyes

Wapos Bay: “Long Goodbyes”

Grades 4-6 (Ages 9 to 11)
Screened in English
90-minute program includes media education

Talon and Raven have lived in Wapos Bay all their lives, so when their dad takes a job in the big city, the two are shocked at the prospect of leaving the place they have always called home. Each reacts in their own way: Talon sets off to complete his wish list with his friends, while Raven takes matters into her own hands and begins planning a campaign for her father to run as chief of Wapos Bay. But when things get out of control, Raven and Talon must band together before it's too late.

Up Heartbreak Hill Profanity Mature Themes
High School (Ages 14+)
Documentary Feature
Screened in English and Navajo 
90 minute program includes media education

Three high school seniors living on the Navajo Nation’s territory in New Mexico. As graduation approaches, all three must think about their future plans: should they leave and go to college, or stay on the reservation and try to better their community? Will their shared devotion to long distance running help them to remember the past while setting their sights on the future?