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Âs Nutayuneân tells a remarkable story of cultural revival by the Wampanoag of Southeastern Massachusetts. Their ancestors ensured the survival of the Pilgrims in New England, and lived to regret it. Now they are bringing their language home again.

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  Rain in a Dry Land
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RAIN IN A DRY LAND is a verité feature documentary chronicling two years in the lives of two Somali Bantu families as they journey from Africa to America. It is a story of time travel, culture shock, a leap from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century as these subsistence farmers find themselves in a mysterious and confusing land. More importantly, it is an intimate, human story about two extraordinary families who somehow managed to keep their spirits intact through years of mayhem and deprivation, and whose astonishing, open-hearted resilience enables them to make a new life.

  Coming to Light
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The award-winning documentary, Coming to Light, tells the dramatic story of the life of Edward S. Curtis, his creation of his monumental work, and his changing views of the people he set out to document. More importantly, the film gives Indian people a voice in the discussion of Curtis images. Hopi, Navajo, Cupig, Blackfeet, Piegan, Suquamish and Kwakiutl people, many of them descended from Curtis’s photographic subjects, tell stories about the people in the photographs, and discuss the meaning of the images from their own perspectives.

  Baby, It's You
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In Baby, It's You, filmmaker Anne Makepeace takes us on an intimate journey through the Kafkaesque world of fertility clinics, into the home of lesbian parents, to Christmas among Utah polygamists and New England Puritans, to her brother’s Appalachian goat farm, and on a time trip back to the dark age of illegal abortion. Linking these stories is the bond of family. The characters are the filmmaker, her husband, and their brothers and sisters, all baby-boomers in their forties. The documentary looks at the unconventional ways they are all belatedly creating families of their own. Woven throughout the program is the story of Makepeace and her husband's attempts to conceive a child through intensive fertility procedures, and the emotional roller coaster of anticipation, disappointment, and hope that carries them along.

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Chris Carlson, a former member of the Moonie cult, plays himself in this riveting drama about his experiences in Sun Myung Moon’s insidious organization. The film begins when he accepts an invitation to dinner from an attractive young woman on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, then finds himself a hundred miles away in a remote camp in Northern California. An unsettling story of the exploitation of idealism and the perversion of spiritual values, Moonchild is a cautionary tale that reveals the fluidity of identity and the vulnerability of the human heart.

  whistle in the wind
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Set high in the Andes mountains and based on a Bolivian myth, Whistle in the Wind is a short film that tells the story of Gonzalo, an Aymara Indian boy, and his favorite llama, Mayta.

DVD contains both English and Spanish versions. Winner of a CINE Golden Eagle Award.