100 Native Directors, 100 Native Films

A mission to list 100 films by the world's 100 leading Indigenous film directors, with a canonical work (or two) by each. Preference is toward dramatic works presenting Indigenous lives, be it pre-colonization, on the "Rez" (Native homelands), in the polyglot "urban jungle" or in futuristic and mythical worlds. The global Indigenous experience on screen.

(Click on "Read Notes" for details of native ancestry & prominent awards received by listed film)

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  • Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
  • Boy
  • Patu!
  • Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
  • Samson and Delilah
  • Ngati
  • Drunktown's Finest
  • Radiance
  • Once Were Warriors
  • Pathfinder
  • Mauri
  • O Tamaiti
  • Smoke Signals
  • The Orator
  • Angry Inuk
  • Cousins
  • The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros
  • No. 2
  • Sami Blood
  • To Love a Maori
  • Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen
  • The Land Has Eyes
  • Satellite Boy
  • Beans
  • Mt. Zion
  • Waikiki
  • Falls Around Her
  • Kawa
  • Matariki
  • The Pā Boys
  • Tiempo de Lluvia
  • Here I Am
  • Dawn Raid
  • Four Sheets to the Wind
  • For My Father's Kingdom
  • Angelique's Isle
  • Mystery Road
  • On the Ice
  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
  • Leitis in Waiting
  • The Sapphires
  • Fire Song
  • The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw
  • Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story
  • Three Wise Cousins
  • Born to Dance
  • Before Tomorrow
  • Out of State
  • The Business of Fancydancing
  • The Legend of Baron To'a
  • nîpawistamâsowin : We Will Stand Up
  • Mankiller
  • Bellbird
  • Spear
  • Bedevil
  • Reel Injun
  • The Haumana
  • Wild Indian
  • Le Dep
  • My Legacy
  • Chasing the Light
  • Blood Quantum
  • Miss Navajo
  • The Last Saint
  • Brown Boys
  • Night Raiders
  • Edge of the Knife
  • The Tattooist
  • Shopping
  • The Spirit of the Ancestors
  • Road to Paloma
  • A Song of Good
  • Coming Home in the Dark
  • In Football We Trust
  • The Land of Rock and Gold
  • Māui's Hook
  • Among Ravens
  • Sumé: The Sound of a Revolution
  • Red Snow
  • The Maori Merchant of Venice
  • Tkaronto
  • Fracture
  • The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson
  • Perfumed Nightmare
  • Eternity
  • Don't Say Its Name
  • Waru
  • Vai
  • Dark Place
  • Search for the World's Best Indian Taco
  • Trudell
  • LaDonna Harris: Indian 101
  • The Dead Lands
  • A Good Day to Die
  • Apron Strings
  • Wildhood
  • Three Thousand
  • Casualties of Modernity
  • In Pursuit of Venus
  • Jojo Rabbit