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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 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
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Naturally Native (1998) C-110m. *½ D: Jennifer Wynne Farmer, Valerie Red-Horse. Valerie Red-Horse, Irene Bedard, Kimberly Norris, Pato Hoffman, Collin Bernsen, Mark Abbott, Floyd Red Crow Westerman. Disappointing film with an refreshing storyline: three sisters decide to create a beauty line utilizing indigenous practices and discover a winding road. Poor acting (save for Bedard) and some repellent dialogue deaden bright, emotional moments in this all-indigenous feature. Red-Horse is credible and addresses many vital issues but her screenplay is still awfully diffuse (not to mention contrived) and shoddy production values do no service, though it has a nice ending.
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