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Saints & Strangers 

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Story of the Voyage of the Mayflower and the first year of The Pilgrims in America.
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Keenan Arrison ...  Canacum 2 episodes, 2015
Alex Burger Alex Burger ...  Resolved White 2 episodes, 2015
Tamer Burjaq ...  Wituwamat 2 episodes, 2015
Michael Greyeyes ...  Canonicus 2 episodes, 2015
Melissa Haiden ...  Elinor Billington 2 episodes, 2015
Roxane Hayward ...  Susanna White 2 episodes, 2015
Nahum Hughes Nahum Hughes ...  Wematin 2 episodes, 2015
Iman Isaacs Iman Isaacs ...  Massasoit's 2nd Wife 2 episodes, 2015
Amrain Ismail-Essop Amrain Ismail-Essop ...  Massasoit's 1st Wife 2 episodes, 2015
Dale Jackson Dale Jackson ...  Samoset 2 episodes, 2015
Michael Jibson ...  Myles Standish 2 episodes, 2015
Vincent Kartheiser ...  William Bradford 2 episodes, 2015
Ron Livingston ...  John Carver 2 episodes, 2015
Bianca Simone Mannie ...  Kaya 2 episodes, 2015
Natascha McElhone ...  Elizabeth Hopkins 2 episodes, 2015
Tatanka Means ...  Hobbamock 2 episodes, 2015
Brían F. O'Byrne ...  John Billington, Sr. 2 episodes, 2015
Kalani Queypo ...  Squanto 2 episodes, 2015
Barry Sloane ...  Edward Winslow 2 episodes, 2015
Paul Snodgrass Paul Snodgrass ...  Rogers 2 episodes, 2015
Ray Stevenson ...  Stephen Hopkins 2 episodes, 2015
Julian Stone ...  Voice Actor 2 episodes, 2015
Vere Tindale ...  John Howland 2 episodes, 2015
Raoul Max Trujillo ...  Massasoit 2 episodes, 2015
Christian Vertue Christian Vertue ...  Richard More 2 episodes, 2015
Meganne Young ...  Priscilla Mullins 2 episodes, 2015
Del Zamora ...  Aspinet 2 episodes, 2015
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Story of the Voyage of the Mayflower and the first year of The Pilgrims in America.

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The Mayflower is coming

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November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Светци и странници See more »

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South Africa

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Ray Stevenson's character states the native action are "crossing the Rubicon". In Rome, Stevenson plays a Roman soldier who fought with Caesar at the time he crossed the Rubicon. See more »

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History Retold: The Politics Behind the Pilgrims
6 December 2016 | by cinswanSee all my reviews

Granted, there is controversy about what happened between the Pilgrims from the Mayflower and the local Native Americans. As the Ojibwa say, "there are two sides to every story, and then there's the truth."

What this two-part series demonstrates is that it's not just the clash of cultures that creates tension: it's the political strife within cultures. Saints & Strangers brings these tensions, misunderstandings and conflicts to the forefront to make what we've all told is a simple story the more true reality of how complex the interactions actually were.

Attention to historical detail, including in costume design and makeup, is impeccable. The use of what would have been the language of the Native Americans (barely preserved by the dialect coach from people he knew because he didn't want to see the language die) is a side benefit of the enterprise and makes the portrayals of the main Native American roles not only believable, but compelling. Dialog between key characters illuminates the realization of the difficult enterprise resulting from arriving in an unknown place. Freedom from cultural restraints is replaced by awareness that no matter where we are, there are always social constraints.

This project must become a classic. It reveals that our sentimental notions about Thanksgiving don't reveal the truth. European settlement on this continent wasn't what anyone thought it would be -- neither the Europeans nor the Native Americans who had to navigate how to interact with each other, whether to trust each other, and what to learn from one another.

Saints & Strangers is both an homage to the people who came together, under trying circumstances, as well as a cautionary tale. It paints clearly that there is no "good" or "bad" side: that politics, no matter our skin color, always attempts to cloud our judgment. In the end, it also shows that no matter who we are, or from where we have come, we are ultimately all cut from the same cloth.

Isabeau Vollhardt, author, The Casebook of Elisha Grey e-book series


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