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Native New Yorker (2005)

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This silent documentary with an original score was filmed through the eye of a 1924 hand-crank spring-wound Cine-Kodak camera. This film features Terry 'Coyote' Murphy representing the ... See full summary »

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Terry 'Coyote' Murphy ...
Shaman Trail Scout
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Native Scout
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This silent documentary with an original score was filmed through the eye of a 1924 hand-crank spring-wound Cine-Kodak camera. This film features Terry 'Coyote' Murphy representing the Native American influence of the isle of Manhattan. Coyote, a Shaman Trail Scout, takes a journey which transcends time, weaving from Inwood Park (where the island was traded for beads & booze), down a long native path (now called 'the great white way', more commonly known as 'Broadway'), to the lower reaches of Manhattan into 'ground zero' (which is now a sacred burial ground for not just the American Indian & the slaves of yesteryear, but for the newest natives of this island empire as well). Written by Steve Bilich

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The documentary short jury for Native New Yorker's win at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival included Joe Angio, Deborah Forte, Michael Graves, Craig Newmark, Charlotte Ronson and Andy Spade. See more »

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Mesmorizing!
10 October 2007 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I initially stumbled on this film while flipping through the channels and stopping on PBS. What made me stop was the fact that I couldn't figure out what I was seeing...the images seemed old, yet the content was new...I was locked to the screen trying to interpret the story unfolding in front of me. The music was haunting, and matched the images perfectly...the emotion and mood was very clear, even without dialog. Living in NYC and seeing it from the vantage point of a 1924 camera made for an interesting intellectual experience...we are used to associating different film/video qualities with different time periods...and this production challenged what we are used to.

I would highly recommend this film and you should watch it a few times to catch the many details.


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