How-to Instructions

How-to Find Narrated Films on This Site

*NOTE: Up-to-date Chrome and Safari browsers work best for using the audio player on this website. Firefox may cause issues as does repeatedly starting and stopping it (except on Safari).

To date, many films have been counter-narrated, but not all. Quite a few Navajo/Diné community films have been counter-narrated as well as two Apache/Inde films and an Akimel O'odham/Pima. We are currently searching for community managers and narrators for all other films. In order to quickly find which films have been renarrated, we suggest the following steps.

If you have clicked first on a tribe's community page from the front page under Browse by Community, for instance "Akimel O'odham/Pima Community & Tohono O'odham/Papago Community," you see something like the following. If a Native contributor has already counter-narrated a particular film, that film's preview will note that it's in the collection, "Completed Alternate Audio Narration -- Akimel O'odham/Pima or Tohono O'odham/Papago."


If you chose instead to click on "Browse Digital Heritage" from the front page, you will see the following. In this scenario, click on "Completed Alternate Audio Narration -- Akimel O'odham/Pima or Tohono O'odham/Papago" under Collections and you will only see those that have completed counter-narrations.



Regardless of whether a film has been counter-narrated yet or not, you will still see the following instructions on how to sync the audio player and video player on every digital heritage page because it is built into the template.

How to play video and audio. For best results, play the video first. Click and drag blue lines on the right-hand side to turn down/off the volume. Next, return to this audio file and click the play button. The volume is on the right-hand side.


A note about the "Description" field on Digital Heritage pages. Under this section you will find what is called a "shotlist" or a description of the action on screen. It is not a retelling of the storyline or message of the film. We include a shotlist so that folks who are visually impaired may use a screen reader to read a description of what happens visually in the film. They can then listen to the original narrators' and new counter-narrators's audio accompaniments.

Screenshot of Description field on Digital Heritage pages.