Native Americans: Legends & Documents
The Creation of Birds
This evocative and highly visual film is derived from a Micmac Indian legend about the origin of birds.
• Directed by Frederic Back. (Canada, 1972, 10 mins, color/cutout animation, nonverbal, Print courtesy of Paramount Communications)
A glimpse of the lifestyle of eleven-year-old Kevin Alec who lives on the Fountain Indian Reserve in British Columbia.
• Directed by Beverly Shaffer. (Canada, 1976, 16 mins, color, Print courtesy of the Media Guild)
Navajo Rain Chant
A dazzling and plotless film that visualizes the evolution of Navajo design motifs from the environment.
• Directed by Susan Dyal. (1971, 3 mins, color/animation, nonverbal, Print courtesy of Creative Film Society)
Maria of the Pueblos
A documentary about Maria Martinez, an Indian potter of rare talent.
• Directed by Maurice Prather. (1971, 15 mins, color, Print courtesy of Centron Educational Films)
Arrow to the Sun
The legend of an outcast Pueblo boy's search for his father.
• Directed by Gerald McDermott. (1973, 12 mins, color/animation, Print courtesy of Texture Films)
Entire program runs 56 minutes.