Movies

Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

Trudell

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 2004
Running time:80 minutes
Director:Heather Rae

Description: Incorporating years of work, 16mm and Super-8 film, video, and archival footage, a chronicle that begins in the late sixties when John Trudell and a community group, Indians of All Tribes, occupied Alcatraz Island for 21 months creating international recognition of the American Indian cause and, hence, birthing the contemporary Indian people''s movement. From Alcatraz John''s political journey continues as the National Spokesman of the American Indian Movement (AIM)--this work making him one of the most highly volatile political ''subversives'' of the 1970''s with one of the longest FBI files in history (over 17,000 pages.) In 1979, while protesting the US government''s policy on American Indians, John burned an American Flag on the steps of the FBI headquarters in Washington DC. Within a matter of hours his pregnant wife, three children and mother-in-law were killed in a suspicious arson fire on a Nevada reservation. This ended John''s involvement in organizational politics. He spent the next four years driving across America in a car given to him by his friend and fellow activist, Jackson Browne. It was during this period that John''s voice as a poet began to surface. His gift as an orator carried him through his pain and he found a new way to represent his manifesto and cause. In 1983 he began to put his words to music with the help of Kiowa guitar legend, the late Jesse Ed Davis, and Jackson Browne. His eloquence, sensibility and knowledge move him into the realm of social theorist and philosopher. John does not adhere to a dogma or school of thought but has created his own diatribe based in experience, having lived through and taken part in some of the most turbulent American political events of the past century. John Trudell''s musical and film career have led him to work with the likes of Robert Redford (Incident at Oglala), Sam Shepard and Val Kilmer (Thunderheart), Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Amy Ray and more recently Angelina Jolie, who produced his current album, Bone Days. The film combines interviews with his allies from the entertainment community, the ''movement'' days, and his friends and family within its larger scope.

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

highlights

7 Tips to Childproof Your Smartphone
Before you hand over your smartphone or tablet, follow these childproofing tips to help keep both your child and your device safe.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

11 Survival Tips for Summer Boredom
When the kids are home all day, every day, summer boredom strikes hard and fast. Learn the best summer boredom busters for children of all ages.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks