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The Return of Navajo Boy (2000)

The Return of Navajo Boy, an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and PBS, chronicles an extraordinary chain of events, beginning with the appearance of a 1950s film reel, which... See full summary »

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Jeff Spitz

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Lorenzo Begay Lorenzo Begay ... Narrator (voice)
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The Return of Navajo Boy, an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and PBS, chronicles an extraordinary chain of events, beginning with the appearance of a 1950s film reel, which lead to the return of a long lost brother to his Navajo family. Living for more than six decades in Monument Valley, Utah the Cly family has an extraordinary history in pictures. Since the1930's, family members have appeared as unidentified subjects in countless photographs and films shot in Monument Valley including various postcards, Hollywood Westerns and a rare home-movie by legendary director John Ford. But it is the sudden appearance of a rarely seen vintage film that affects their lives the most. In 1997 a white man identifying himself as Bill Kennedy from Chicago showed up in Monument Valley with a silent film called "Navajo Boy" which he says his late father produced in the 1950s. Seeking to understand his father's work on the Navajo Reservation, Kennedy returns the film to the people in ...

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USA

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English | Navajo

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28 January 2000 (USA) See more »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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