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He's not a "militant"... he's manito. Spirit Being.

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Arthur
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Peter Maguire
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Bud Rickets
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Wilf
Rebecca Jenkins ...
Louise
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Tom Starblanket
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Therry Bannon ...
Sweat Lodge Singer #2
Harvey Churchill ...
Sweat Lodge Singer #1
Phil Harns ...
Policeman
Michael Millar ...
News Cameraman #1
Steve Mousseau ...
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Andrew Proctor ...
Regional Police Officer #1
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Hunter
Jari Sarkka ...
Regional Police Officer #2
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When a lawyer loses an appeal to stop a logging company from clear-cutting Native American land, Arthur, an Indian militant drags him and the kidnapped logging mill manager into the forest. The lawyer's empty talk about how the company's greed should be punished is put into brutal action by Arthur, who tortures the manager in allegorical ways mimicking what loggers do to the forest. Written by Thomas Pluck <stripey@winternet.com>

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They were destroying the land of his heritage...now they must pay!


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Rated R for strong moments of torture and violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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Arthur: You know, maybe if a guy thinks he cuts down our trees, somebody'll cut him. And he'll worry. That'd be something eh? You and me, we could make Bud Rickets worry.
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References The Last Wave (1977) See more »

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Prayer Song
by Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman
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You think the Film is Moral Outrage, but it is about Moral Outrage
3 January 2002 | by (St. Catherines, Canada) – See all my reviews

At the start of this film, it seems to be expressing anger about encroaching on native lands and environmental destruction. Soon it is evident it is about the outrage itself - and at what stave that it becomes unacceptable as it ventures into violence. This film is even more relevant now than when it was released, given the violence in the WTO protests.

You are never sure if Arthur is human, a god, or some vengeful spirit. The way he enters and exits the film keeps this a mystery.

Although it has its faults, a very provocative film.


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