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 »
Nick Thomas, a Pomo Indian and a successful Los Angeles radio host, is forced back to the reservation to help his brother Chi, and tribal leader Rich Knight lead the Tule Lake Rancheria out of danger from a seedy casino investor.
Timothy Andrew Ramos
Mark Boone Junior,
Timothy Andrew Ramos
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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.... See full summary »
When Mollie's boyfriend Jack dies on the reservation, she is asked to leave the reservation by her boyfriend's sister for not being one of there own, aside from Mollie's son. Mollie is ... See full summary »
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Rodney A. Grant,
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Tim Blake Nelson
Mary Kay Place,
A controversial saga about a Shoshone tribe in northern California who is is caught up in the midst of the American Civil War when its effects of the war spreads west, and Union soldiers forces the tribe from their homeland.
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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
John Sacksteder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Urban Indians in southern California a story of life away from a rez
I love this film. It's one of my favorites of native films it speaks to me as a native person more than smoke signals or pow-wow highway can because it's more true too life. Also it's based in Southern Calif. where I too live. So many of the people I know are like the people in this film. A lot of Skins were adopted out in the 50's and early 60's we are all now struggling with issues of identity, place, and belonging this film really talks to those issues. It's also at it's center offers something that everyone can relate too, how do we hold our family together when economic forces are placing pressure on us driving us apart, how do we find love and happiness and not lose ourself's in the process. I can certainly see why women would love this film all the central characters are strong women having to make difficult choices but in the end they manage to prosper and hold on too their dreams and to each other. It's a really good film. Never found a DVD version of it if someone can tell me how I can get one please email me the information thanks. (If you haven't seen it add it to your collection this is a keeper).
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