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Words from a Bear (2019)

Words from a Bear examines the enigmatic life and mind of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Navarro Scott Momaday. This profile delves into the psyche behind one of Native America's most ... See full synopsis »

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Jeffrey Palmer
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Rilla Askew Rilla Askew ... Self
Beau Bridges ... Self
Jeff Bridges ... Self
Letitia Chambers Letitia Chambers ... Self
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Self (archive footage)
Joy Harjo ... Self
James Earl Jones ... Self
Jill Scott Momaday Jill Scott Momaday ... Self (as Jill Momaday)
N. Scott Momaday ... Self
Natachee Scott Momaday Natachee Scott Momaday ... Self (archive footage)
Robert Redford ... Self
Jim Thorpe ... Self (archive footage)
Glenn 'Pop' Warner Glenn 'Pop' Warner ... Self (archive footage)
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Words from a Bear examines the enigmatic life and mind of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Navarro Scott Momaday. This profile delves into the psyche behind one of Native America's most celebrated authors of poetry and prose. Words from a Bear visually captures the essence of Momaday's writings, relating each written line to his unique Kiowa/American experience representing ancestry, place, and oral history.

Words from a Bear is a fresh and distinctive approach to biographical storytelling. Cinematically, this story takes audiences on a spiritual journey through the expansive landscapes of the West, when Momaday's Kiowa ancestry roamed the Great Plains with herds of buffalo, to the sand-painted valleys of Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico where his imagination ripened and he showed superior writing skills as a young mission student. The biography will give a thorough survey of Momaday's most prolific years as a doctorate fellow at Stanford University, his achievement of the Pulitzer Prize for ...

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29 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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