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Trudell

Introduced by Sage Trudell and director Heather Rae, Preceded by the music video for “Time Dreams”

Part of INDIgenesis: Indigenous Filmmakers, Past and Present

“A thought-provoking and graceful portrait of a tenacious peace warrior whose frankness is his greatest weapon.” —Boston Globe

Resulting from 12 years of extensive research, Trudell is an intimate portrait of poet and leader in the American Indian Movement John Trudell. Trudell’s legacy, including his influence at the United Indians of All Tribes’ occupation of Alcatraz Island in 1969, positioned him as a prominent voice in the fight for Native American rights, while prompting the FBI to label him as a “subversive.” Trudell passed away in 2015 and this screening pays tribute to his life and influence. 2005, US, 80 minutes.

Serving as a grace note to a life of inspiration, activism, and preservation of the human spirit, the music video for the Pines’ “Time Dreams” is the result of a collaboration with John Trudell, Missy Whiteman of Independent Indigenous Film and Media, and the musicians. The song is the closing track on the Pines’ 2016 album Above The Prairie.