Interesting to learn that Dan the Elder in the film played by Dave Bald Eagle has his Belgian wife, Josie, playing in the film as the Museum shop woman. Such a juxtaposition to their roles in the film to be married! Apparently they were short of an actress, and Steve heard she once was one. There is a lot behind the making of this film which is fascinating. We learnt quite a bit of it at the Q&A session at the premier in Edinburgh. See more »
Neither Wolf Nor Dog - Excellent Film, Excellent Book
Director Steven Lewis Simpson respectfully, lovingly, carefully created a film that stays true to Kent Nerburn's book, but is also its own amazing creation. The perfect cast, particularly Dave Bald Eagle, who brings the Native elder Dan to life, with his sense of humor, and his tears for his people, with balance and grace, never becoming maudlin, but never shying away from the truth either.
Seeing the film I felt like I had a true glimpse of present day Native life, and another glance at what America has lost.
This is a remarkable film, especially knowing it was shot in just a few days on a threadbare shoestring budget with a handful of actors and crew - and yet every minute is so meaningful and alive.
The message that we can still help one another and work together to provide a beautiful world for our children's children has never been more needed....thank you to all involved for the reminder, which could save our lives and our planet, "We are all connected".
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