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Trudell (2005)

A chronicle of legendary Native American poet/activist John Trudell's travels, spoken word performances and politics.

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A chronicle of legendary Native American poet/activist John Trudell's travels, spoken word performances and politics.

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A documentary about legendary Native American poet and activist, John Trudell.

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Rated PG for thematic material including violent images, language and some smoking
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20 January 2005 (USA)  »

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Trudell: The Lives and Words of John Trudell  »

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$1,447, 10 February 2006, Limited Release

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$21,844, 26 March 2006
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John Trudell: It has been, literally, the most blood thirsty, brutalizing system ever imposed on this planet. That is not civilization. That's the great lie - is that it represents civilization. That's the great lie. Or if it does represent civilization, and that's truly what civilization is, then the great lie is that civilization is good for us.
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Well worth seeing, interesting first hand perspective.
21 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film at the East Lansing Film Festival in the Spring of 2005, where Mr. Trudell spoke at Michigan State University. Mr. Trudell is a very engaging person, and whether or not you agree with his ideas or beliefs, it is quite interesting to listen to him speak. He is very frank about the fact that what he is saying is how he feels, and that it may not be the way you feel.

The situation and treatment of Natives in the US can be a very polarizing issue, and I feel that this film helps define one persons feelings about the plight of the Natives in the US. The film is informative without becoming overly melodramatic. It will definitely spark a conversation after viewing! I highly recommend seeing this film.


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