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Older Than America (2008)

A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest's sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking the truth about the atrocities that took place at her Native American boarding school... See full summary »

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Georgina Lightning

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Georgina Lightning, Christine K. Walker (as Christine Kunewa Walker)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Beach ... Johnny
Tantoo Cardinal ... Auntie Apple
Bradley Cooper ... Luke
Glen Gould ... Steve Klamath (as Glenn Gould)
Dan Harrison Dan Harrison ... Walter Many Lightnings
Georgina Lightning Georgina Lightning ... Rain
Chris Mulkey ... Paul Gunderson
Wes Studi ... Richard Two Rivers
Stephen Yoakam Stephen Yoakam ... Father Bartoli (as Steve Yoakam)
Sarah Agnew ... Mary
Joe App Joe App ... Boarding School Priest
Jeri Arredondo Jeri Arredondo ... Young Adult Irene
Noah Kol Balfour Noah Kol Balfour ... Little Many Lightnings (as Noah Balfour)
Dennis Banks ... Pete Goodfeather
Raven Bellefleur Raven Bellefleur ... Little Irene (as Raven Maizy Bellefleur)
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A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest's sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking the truth about the atrocities that took place at her Native American boarding school. A contemporary drama of suspense, this movie delves into the lasting impact of the cultural genocide and loss of identity that occurred at these institutions across the United States and Canada.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

American Evil See more »

Filming Locations:

Cloquet, Minnesota, USA

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Older than America teaches all peoples to remember their culture
6 August 2011 | by sitabanuSee all my reviews

What can I say? As an African-American the experience of the Indian-American is an exercise in parallels in many ways. Still, 1975 America is like Australia for the aborigine and the Maori of New Zealand. So much horror has been done in the name of the Christian God that it begs the question why any non-European wears the cross. This was less a movie than an historical journey into the time when all aboriginal people worldwide were subjected to the death of their cultures to save the savage men, women and children by the most unforgiving and brutal heathens calling themselves called to do the work of god. How can one have an identity when the spirit is broken and the psyche is fractured? This is an abject lesson for humanity founded on the religious principle that debt is the best slavery and the seeking of everlasting forgiveness of those debts keeps strong the invisible chains of bondage. Know thyself must mean more than what the European wants you to know about your ancestry. For the people who thought the acting was not so good well somethings are better left for historic value and not subjected to Hollywood's version as in "Dancing With Wolves," although I loved Two Socks!


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