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DreamKeeper (2003)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Fantasy  |  28 December 2003 (USA)
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In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to ... See full summary »

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In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to the great powwow, an Indian meeting. While traveling, Grandpa tells mysterious Indian tales of love, friendship and magic. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A grandfather who believes in tradition. A teenager who believes in today.

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The "All Nations Pow-wow" that the grandfather and grandson Shane are going to is actually the Gathering of Nations Pow-wow that takes place annually in April in Albuquerque, New Mexico. See more »

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When Shane is first standing with Mae Little Wounded in front of her house, May has both hands out admiring the ring, then in the next shot a second later, May only has one hand out, which is held by Shane's hand. See more »

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Grandpa: We're Sioux. Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
Tehan, Red Headed Stranger: Hey, all right. My great-grandmother's grandmother, well, her aunt - she was one-third Kiowa.
Grandpa: Ah Kiowa - strong Nation.
Tehan, Red Headed Stranger: Yeah, hey, could I hitch a ride with you, brothers?
Shane: No. No room, man. We're towing a horse.
Tehan, Red Headed Stranger: That's cool, man. Hey maybe I'll catch you at the powwow.
[walks away]
Shane: Wannabe.
Grandpa: Maybe he's trying to be connected.
Shane: 'Cause they stole our land? Now they want our sweat lodge?
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SO glad to see a movie true to the people it depicts!!!
3 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a Native American I hate movies that play out the old "cowboys and Indians" theme, which severely limited the "indian" movies I would watch. I am SO GLAD to FINALLY see a movie that shows Native Americans as we are in real life rather than the traditional depiction as scalp-seeking-savages, tells our stories, and shows how life on the reservation truly is today. This movie (to me,) breaks down a lot of the negative stereotypes made on our people, which are generally fueled by movies. I think it is very important to have movies like this to help dissolve a lot of racial stereotypes, and share our legends with the newer generation. I was amazed when I saw the depictions of stories I had actually heard as a child, growing up in Tahlequah Oklahoma, the Cherokee Nation Capitol. I wish all movies could be like this... as a matter of fact, I think i am going to watch it again right now!!!


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