Native American Heritage

Appreciate Native American heritage with these unique explorations of culture in film. Programs available for grades 4-6.

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 or (773) 281-9075 ext. 3009.

Programs Available:

My Country, My Family
Grades 4-6 (Ages 9 to 11)
Screened in English
90-minute program includes media educationMy Country, My Family
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Waseteg (Canada)
The Bear Facts (Canada)
Life Vein (Germany)
Toward a Theory of the Evolution of a Turkey (USA)
How People Got Fire (Canada)
Aboriginality (Canada)
Wapos Bay: “Self-Improvement” (Canada)

The unforgettable characters in these short stories find new meaning in the season of giving. An Inuit man must use cleverness to outwit a wily explorer. A young boy finds himself magically transported to his ancestors – with surprising results! And how will two siblings live up to their family’s heritage? Sometimes the 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
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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.