Comcast will celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November by offering a collection of free movies, TV specials and music to digital Xfinity TV customers on television, online and on mobile devices. Plus, for the first time, the company will provide millions of video customers with exclusive access to the latest independent film festival content from LA Skins Fest and Red Nation Film Festival & Awards Show.
All programming will be available on Xfinity On Demand, and select content will also be on
Xfinity TV Go
"Xfinity TV is proud to bring the rich culture of the Native American community through relevant content available to customers on our platforms,” said Ruben Mendiola, Vice President and General Manager of Multicultural Services, Comcast Cable. "We feel our new partnerships with Red Nation and LA Skins will help deliver significant content to a much broader audience, and we plan to continue to bring customers even more relevant cultural programming in the future."
The film festivals, which feature content produced by and about Native Americans, include the following features, documentaries and short films:
LA Skins Festival
A Return Home
The Art of Speed
Awakening of the Spirit
Dome of Heaven
Journeys of the Pacific Northwest
Navajo Oral History - Rug Weaver
Thunder Being Nation
(feature documentary) and
Red Nation Film Festival
American Holocaust: When It’s All Over I’ll Still Be Indian
In the Footsteps of Yellow Woman
(short documentary) and
Xfinity TV’s Native American Heritage offering also includes movies and TV specials from HBO and NBC, such as
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
and more. Additionally, classics like
The Last of the Mohicans
and other feature films will be available for rent on Xfinity On Demand.
Comcast has had a longstanding commitment to diversity since its founding 50 years ago and focuses its efforts in five key areas: diversity in governance, attracting and retaining a multicultural workforce, developing a diverse supplier base, offering a wide selection of multicultural programming, and community investment in national, regional and local diverse organizations.