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"The Only Good Indian" Movie With KU Ties to Be Screened at Sundance Film Festival!


Society & Culture  (tags: Indians, Native Americans, American Indians, Indian Boarding Schools, culture, society, americans, children, education, freedoms, government, humans, internet, news, sadness, rights, safety, violence, usa, ethics, abuse )

Kat
- 2071 days ago - infozine.com
Three University of Kansas professors will show their film this month to influential audiences at the Sundance Film Festival, one of the world's pre-eminent celebrations of independent film. "The Only Good Indian" is one of only 118 movies chosen from...



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kat yazzie (400)
Thursday January 15, 2009, 9:17 am
If you visit site and scroll down a bit, you can watch the movie trailer...
 

Susan H. (199)
Thursday January 15, 2009, 10:02 am
Sounds like a great movie,Thanks,Kat.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 15, 2009, 10:13 am
Noted thanks Kat.
 

Pamylle G. (461)
Thursday January 15, 2009, 11:42 am
Looks like a good movie. I adore Wes Studi's work. Thanks, Kat.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 15, 2009, 1:47 pm
Looks like a fantastic film.So disturbing that this abuse actually happened in America...but the truth does need to be told. Thanks, Kat.
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Thursday January 15, 2009, 3:35 pm
Another sad chapter of what has happened to the Indians of this land. The impact of destruction that occured from those schools is still felt today in lost lives, families torn apart, a culture left in tatters, a horrible ordeal for many children and their families. Wes Studi is a fine actor he will bring much to his character, he is one of my favorite actors.
 

sue M. (184)
Thursday January 15, 2009, 3:45 pm
I want to see this, looks really good and informative. Might wake some up eh?
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 15, 2009, 7:21 pm
Wes Studi has such an intensity about him. Definately makes an impact.I do want to see this film...Somehow...Somewhere...It seems to have all the makings of a very important film.
 

Henry P. (171)
Thursday January 15, 2009, 8:09 pm
Thanks Kat I do want to see this film.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 15, 2009, 9:10 pm
Will watch to see if the film comes available to see.
 

kat yazzie (400)
Thursday January 15, 2009, 10:29 pm
Some good news, Diana and all of those interested...

Release Date:1 December 2009 (USA)
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 15, 2009, 10:40 pm
Awww, bugger....Have to wait a whole new YEAR to see this? :::sighs::: Not fair....

Thanks again, Kat.
 

Vijay Tankha (28)
Friday January 16, 2009, 4:12 am
Even if its very late, its good that someone thinks fit to laud these wonderful people. Wonderful people who have had their lands stolen, their culture trashed and their lives shattered. Bow your heads low, US, the dicimation of a people is not good at all.
 

Laverne B. (2)
Friday January 16, 2009, 7:37 am
Am planning to check out the movie this Saturday in Salt Lake!

There's lots of interest right now about the US Indian boarding school era as evidenced by the following released/soon to be released movies and documentaries (I hear the "Older than America" one with Adam Beach is supposed to be shown in movie theatres beginning this month!):

http://ancientways.org/twhdocumentary.asp, http://www.richheape.com/boarding-school.htm, http://www.olderthanamerica.com/ and http://www.indianboardingschoolmovie.com/.


Also, if you haven't already, sign the petition calling on the President of the United States to formally acknowledge and apologizes for widespread abuses at the schools at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Apology-For-Indian-School-Abuses.

 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 16, 2009, 8:34 am
Thanks very much for this, Laverne.So much abuse yet to account for in this so-called "civilised nation". This is as important a point as any to start.
 

Elizabeth L. (164)
Friday January 16, 2009, 11:54 am
Look forward to seeing this film.
 

Talldeer C. (47)
Friday January 16, 2009, 2:14 pm
Looks good. Look forward to seeing it..Love Wes Studi!!!!!!!!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 16, 2009, 2:26 pm
Very important story that must be told...
 

Electra Cy (1005)
Saturday January 17, 2009, 12:19 am
The Title kind of sent cold chills up my spine...

Thanks Kat. *HUGZ*
 

nurith k. (93)
Saturday January 17, 2009, 11:03 am
how can i get this movie here in germany???
 

kat yazzie (400)
Saturday January 17, 2009, 11:16 am
Heya Nurith! Check out the website for the movie:

http://www.theonlygoodindian.com
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 10:13 am
Thank you Kat....Your awesome....*S* I love Wes Studi...he is the best. His daughter is awesome in the movie "THE DREAMKEEPER'S". My hubby and I watch that movie so much that we will have to buy andother DVD cause we are going to wear it out.
I cry at how past generations never acknowledged the damage that was done to these children....it angers me so.
 

Marcia E. (54)
Friday January 23, 2009, 6:43 am
Does anyone know what the Native stand on this land is. Do they want it back? Are all Indians in agreement? Do they just want justice for written treaties? And does anyone know what the United States stand is? I kind of generally know the answers but if someone has specifics or where I can find out, I'd appreciate it.
 
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