With Trudell's lifeline as the narrative thread, viewers journey in and out of modern Indian history and politics, exploring the earth-infused philosophy and motivations of Trudell's radical acts and thought, as well as reliving the loss and heartache that prompted his activism to evolve abruptly into artistic expression. Complementing Rae's stunning images are Trudell's poetic musings, set to electric guitars and drumbeats echoing from the earth and blurring lines between the conscious and the unconscious.
Original Title: Trudell
Language versions: English version
Length: 78 min
Director: Heather Rae
Screenplay: B. Russell Friedenberg
Cinematography: Gilbert Salas, Heather Rae
Editing: Gregory Bayne, Heather Rae
Sound: Kent Sparling
Sound Mix: Steve Fulton, Audio Lab, Pat Storey Johan Helton, Terry Becker
Production: Appaloosa Pictures, Native American Public Telecommunications, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Geographic Society All Roads Film Project, The Ford Foundation, Heather Rae, Elyse Katz
Festivals: 2005: Sundance Film Festival, Park City (USA); Silverdocs, Silver Spring (USA); Münchner Filmfest (D); Message Sticks Festival Sydney (AUS)
Age Recommendation: 12
Miscellaneous: Research: B. Russell Friedenberg, Sheila Han, Jennifer Villalobos Archive footage: ABC News Video Source, BBC, CNN, Columbia Pictures, Getty Images, Echo Films, Idanha Films, KRON 4 Archives, Shaw Community Cable, Christopher McCloud Earth Images, Iowa Historical Society, National Geographic, NBC News Archives, Musicians United for Safe Energy, Green Mountain Post, Pacifica Radio Archives, Taj Mahal & Kelly Davis, Shoshone-Pauite Tribe, Duck Valley, StudioCanal Image, UCLA Film and Television Archive, archive.org
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