In Whose Honor

Thurs., October 3 at 6:30 pm Community Church of Durham

The Cleveland Indians. Washington Redskins. Atlanta Braves. What's wrong with American Indian sports mascots? This moving, award-winning film is the first of its kind to address that subject.

Smoke Signals

Sat., October 12 at 6:30 pm  Community Church of Durham

The first feature written, directed, co-produced and acted by Native Americans.

“Two decades years later, it’s not hard to see why ‘Smoke Signals’ resonated: The movie is filled with humor, heart and genuine affection for its characters, hitting notes of sadness, introspection and well-earned catharsis.” -Variety

Dawnland

Thursday, November 7 at 6 pm Durham Public Library

For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. Many children experienced devastating emotional and physical harm by adults who mistreated them and tried to erase their cultural identity.

The State of Maine initiated the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) in the United States. For over two years, Native and non-Native commissioners traveled across Maine gathering testimony and bearing witness to the devastating impact of the state’s child welfare practices on Wabanaki families.

This feature-length documentary DAWNLAND follows the TRC to contemporary Wabanaki communities to witness intimate, sacred moments of truth-telling and healing. With exclusive access to this groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage, the film reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.

PBS Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Watch  PBS documentaries at home on demand

Celebrate the history, culture, and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives in a special collection of films, short stories and resources from Public Television.