A Thousand Voices (2014)

PG | | Documentary, History
Thousands of voices of the past present one universal story of New Mexico's Native American Women. From the creation stories through the invasions of Spain, Mexico and the United States. The power of Native American women remains strong.

Director:

David Aubrey

Writers:

Conroy Chino (treatment), Maura Dhu Studi
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Credited cast:
Irene Bedard ... Narrator (voice)
Sharon Y. Begay Sharon Y. Begay ... Self
Christy Bird Christy Bird ... Self
Pamela Brown Pamela Brown ... Self
Thelma Brown Thelma Brown ... Self
Violet Brown Violet Brown ... Self
Selena Chino Selena Chino ... Self
Mark Chno Mark Chno ... Self
Irene Clark Irene Clark ... Self
Lela Kaskalla Lela Kaskalla ... Self
Georgene Louis Georgene Louis ... Self
Richard Luarkie Richard Luarkie ... Self
Tanya Luarkie Tanya Luarkie ... Self
Esther Martinez Esther Martinez ... Self
Matthew Martinez Matthew Martinez ... Self
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From the proverb, "It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story," the voices of strong tribal women mingle, leading us through the history of Spanish, Mexican, and United States invasions of the American Southwest. Past the era of boarding schools, the reaffirmation of the beauty, strength and vigor sustains the culture and languages of New Mexican tribes today. This feature-length film, "A Thousand Voices", focuses on women who carry forth the collective memory, traditions and beliefs of their ancestral families, clans and tribal communities. Each woman, though not speaking for her tribe, tells a story deeply rooted to her culture. . . and the "thousand voices" that precede her. The documentary brings us Native women who have chosen lifestyles carrying them into modern life and different arenas, from writing poetry about the ordinary lives of Native people to running a construction company that remodels traditional homes at a Pueblo. This eye-opening film shatters stereotypes ... Written by Anonymous

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It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story.


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PG

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Watch A Thousand Voices a thousand times
26 November 2015 | by pianistusaSee all my reviews

A powerful look at the inherent role of Native American women and the unexpected history of their legacy. It made a lot of things fall into place for me, some "a- ha!" moments. Taking in the messages of the film was like learning a new skill for the first time, it was exciting and pensive.

As a white woman born in this region, I was moved to tears on many occasions as I watched transfixed to the screen, and hope to watch it many more times until every line, every name, every thought relayed is committed to memory like a favorite song.

Some of the ancestral practices I learned about gave me a new, different strength in relation to my own lineage; I learned some deep truths from these Native American women and men, and I thank them.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

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Budget:

$85,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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