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Aboriginal Films and Filmmakers

Featured Films at X̱wi7x̱wa

At X̱wi7x̱wa Library, we are constantly updating our film collection to reflect the ever-changing world of Indigenous cinema. Here are a few films from our collection:

Search the UBC Catalogue

TIP: If you limit your search to Location: X̱wi7x̱wa Library, you do not need to use keywords like "Indigenous" because our collection centres Indigenous scholarship and perspectives. You will retrieve fewer results, which means you may exclude some relevant materials, but it also means you will not have to sift through pages of results that have little to do with Indigeneity.

Finding Materials in the UBC Catalogue

Try these basic strategies to begin your research in the UBC Library Catalogue.

Keyword Searches

Combine keywords relating to the concept of Indigenous identity AND keywords about film. For example:

  • "First Nations"
  • Indigenous
  • Aboriginal
  • Indian
  • Native
  • Inuit
AND
  • Filmaker?
  • Aesthetic?
  • Cinema?
  • "Motion picture producer"
  • Director?
  • Film?

Helpful Hints for Keyword Searches

  • Use quotation marks to search for a phrase.
    Example: "First Nations"
  • Use a question mark to truncate a term to search for words with the same stem.
    Example: 
    Cinema? retrieves Cinema, Cinemas, Cinematic, Cinematography, etc.

Try these basic strategies to begin your research in the UBC Library Catalogue.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are a tool designed to help researchers find similar materials. These are only some examples of the many subject headings that X̱wi7x̱wa Library uses. Spend a few minutes exploring them when you find a book in the catalogue that supports your research.

Browse Catalogue > Subject begins with:

X̱wi7x̱wa Cataloguing Note: Some Aboriginal films at X̱wi7x̱wa Library can be found by searching for "First Nations author" and filtering for Videorecordings.

Try these basic strategies to begin your research in the UBC Library Catalogue.

Browse Call Numbers

X̱wi7x̱wa Library uses a unique Classification Scheme. See call numbers beginning with YM for materials on film, television, and radio. Come by X̱wi7x̱wa to browse the shelves or search YM on our online catalogue.

Try these basic strategies to begin your research in the UBC Library Catalogue.

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