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Powerful stories come from the heart. And they have the ability to change minds, to change perspectives, to bring truth to light.
APTN Documentaries brings you Indigenous stories from Canada, North America, and beyond. Experience the triumphs, losses and passions of Indigenous Peoples, as told by Indigenous filmmakers, and get a glimpse into their lives as they have lived them.
Our lineup is comprised of a large collection of films about Indigenous Peoples from around the world, created by passionate storytellers who portray their communities through a new lens. Learn about Indigenous culture and traditions, significant events in Canadian history and more, and listen to Indigenous voices tell the stories only they can tell.
Quiet Killing
According to a 2014 RCMP report, close to 1200 Indigenous women are missing or murdered in Canada. Many believe that even then, the number was greatly underestimated. Sex workers, victims of domestic violence, activists, the loved-ones of missing or murdered women, men as well as women all bear witness to this troubling reality, and cry out from the heart to protest.
Tuesday, January 8 at 11:00 am ET
Thursday, January 10 at 3:00 am ET
Tuesday, January 8 at 11:00 am MT
Thursday, January 10 at 3:00 am MT
Thursday, January 10 at 3:00 am CT
Tuesday, January 8 at 11:00 am ET
Saturday, January 12 at 10:00 am ET
This Changes Everything
An exploration of the greatest challenge of our time. A documentary about the climate crisis that doesn’t scare the viewer into action but empowers them to take action. Filmed over four years in nine countries and five continents, the film portrays seven communities on the front lines of climate change. From Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing.
Tuesday, January 15 at 11:00 am ET
Thursday, January 17 at 3:00 am ET
Tuesday, January 15 at 11:00 am MT
Thursday, January 17 at 3:00 am MT
Thursday, January 17 at 3:00 am CT
Tuesday, January 15 at 11:00 am ET
Saturday, January 19 at 10:00 am ET
We Can’t Make The Same Mistakes Twice (Part 1)
In 2007, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations filed a complaint against Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada, accusing it of discrimination. Including the many appeals, the legal process spanned nine long years before finally ending in victory for the plaintiffs in 2016. Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin looks at the intricacies of the legal system while never losing sight of the real issues at stake: the welfare of children and the survival of Indigenous cultures.
Tuesday, January 22 at 11:00 am ET
Thursday, January 24 at 3:00 am ET
Tuesday, January 22 at 11:00 am MT
Thursday, January 24 at 3:00 am MT
Thursday, January 24 at 3:00 am CT
Tuesday, January 22 at 11:00 am ET
Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 am ET
We Can’t Make The Same Mistakes Twice (Part 2)
In 2007, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations filed a complaint against Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada, accusing it of discrimination. Including the many appeals, the legal process spanned nine long years before finally ending in victory for the plaintiffs in 2016. Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin looks at the intricacies of the legal system while never losing sight of the real issues at stake: the welfare of children and the survival of Indigenous cultures.
Tuesday, January 29 at 11:00 am ET
Thursday, January 31 at 3:00 am ET
Tuesday, January 29 at 11:00 am MT
Thursday, January 31 at 3:00 am MT
Thursday, January 31 at 3:00 am CT
Tuesday, January 29 at 11:00 am ET
Saturday, February 2 at 10:00 am ET
NSI Aboriginal Documentary Program 2013
The NSI Aboriginal Documentary 2013 shows the breadth and talent of emerging Canadian filmmakers from across Canada. This documentary special features the following four short films: An Ecstatic Professional, Alica and Kevin (Bath Day), Finding Sgt. Partridge and Traditional Beats.
Tuesday, February 5 at 11:00 am ET
Thursday, February 7 at 3:00 am ET
Tuesday, February 5 at 11:00 am MT
Thursday, February 7 at 3:00 am MT
Thursday, February 7 at 3:00 am CT
Tuesday, February 5 at 11:00 am ET
Thursday, February 7 at 3:00 am ET
Saturday, February 9 at 10:00 am ET
NSI Aboriginal Documentary 2014
The NSI Aboriginal Documentary 2014 shows the breadth and talent of emerging Canadian filmmakers from across Canada. This documentary special features the following four short films: MIA’, Released, Spirit of Birth, and The League.
Tuesday, February 12 at 11:00 am ET
Thursday, February 14 at 3:00 am ET
Tuesday, February 12 at 11:00 am MT
Thursday, February 14 at 3:00 am MT
Thursday, February 14 at 3:00 am CT
Tuesday, February 12 at 11:00 am ET
Thursday, February 14 at 3:00 am ET
Saturday, February 16 at 10:00 am ET
NSI IndigDocs 2015
The NSI Aboriginal Documentary 2015 shows the breadth and talent of emerging Canadian filmmakers from across Canada. This documentary special features the following four short films: 7 Minutes, Cree Code Talker, Jane and the Wolf, and NDNs on the Airwaves.
Tuesday, February 19 at 11:00 am ET
Thursday, February 21 at 3:00 am ET
Tuesday, February 19 at 11:00 am MT
Thursday, February 21 at 3:00 am MT
Thursday, February 21 at 3:00 am CT
Tuesday, February 19 at 11:00 am ET
Thursday, February 21 at 3:00 am ET
Saturday, February 23 at 10:00 am ET