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Naturally Native (1998)

 -  Drama  -  January 1998 (USA)
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Three Native American sisters (Red-Horse, Bedard, Guerrero) decide to try to sell a line of cosmetics they call Naturally Native, based on old tribal remedies, only to have to fight an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Valerie Red-Horse ...
Vickie Lewis Bighawk
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Joanne Chapa
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Tanya Lewis
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Karen Lewis (as Kimberly Norris Guerrero)
Pato Hoffmann ...
Steve Bighawk
Mark Abbott ...
Mark
Collin Bernsen ...
Craig
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Madame Celeste
Carol Potter ...
Rape Counselor
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Chairman Pico
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Mr. Carlson
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Policeman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin Cloud Brechner ...
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Lowell Raven ...
Vickie Lewis Bighawk's Son
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Storyline

Three Native American sisters (Red-Horse, Bedard, Guerrero) decide to try to sell a line of cosmetics they call Naturally Native, based on old tribal remedies, only to have to fight an uphill battle with racist business people. The film is actually Red-Horse's comment on her fight with the movie industry to get her films made and this film is the first to be totally financed by an Indian tribe, Connecticut's Mashantucket tribe. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated PG-13 for brief violence and some sexuality
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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$10,508 (USA) (15 October 1999)
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The film was shot in the Los Angeles area in October and November 1997 with a total of 19 shooting days. See more »

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Excellent Film
9 October 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This film is definitely a masterpiece. Well-written, beautifully acted, and with a powerful message to which anyone can relate, Naturally Native delivers a theme and substance that many films are lacking these days. This is a film about people, and the trials they face in a world suffused with the prejudices and insecurities generated by cultural boundaries. Moreover, what this film offers is the power of hope against all odds, and how hope, love, and the unwillingness to surrender to worldly obstacles can help people attain their dreams. This film a must see for all audiences, for it is films like this that inspire our being, that give us hope in a world that has become so desensitized to the plight of its own human elements. Its theme is timeless, its message profound. Within each character we can see the multiple facets of our own selves, particularly the apprehensions generated by our faults, and how those apprehensions can be overcomes by the acceptance of our heritage and the willingness to stand up to negative circumstances. This is something with which anyone can identify, irrespective of race or color. As such, Naturally Native delivers a theme not just for Native Americans, but for humanity as a whole.


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