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Trudell (2005)

A chronicle of legendary Native American poet/activist John Trudell's travels, spoken word performances and politics.

Director:

Heather Rae
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Redford ... Himself
Kris Kristofferson ... Himself
Sam Shepard ... Himself
Amy Ray ... Herself
Val Kilmer ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jackson Browne ... Himself
Darelle 'Dino' Butler Darelle 'Dino' Butler ... Himself
Wilma Mankiller Wilma Mankiller ... Herself
Bonnie Raitt ... Herself
John Trudell ... Himself
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A chronicle of legendary Native American poet/activist John Trudell's travels, spoken word performances and politics.

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Taglines:

A documentary about legendary Native American poet and activist, John Trudell.

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material including violent images, language and some smoking
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trudell: The Lives and Words of John Trudell See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,447, 10 February 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,844, 26 March 2006
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Appaloosa Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Marcheline Bertrand's final film. See more »

Quotes

John Trudell: It has been, literally, the most blood thirsty, brutalizing system ever imposed on this planet. That is not civilization. That's the great lie - is that it represents civilization. That's the great lie. Or if it does represent civilization, and that's truly what civilization is, then the great lie is that civilization is good for us.
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If you've never heard this man, now is your chance
16 March 2006 | by DarrochSee all my reviews

John Trudell is a fascinating and troublesome man. His story is complex and unknown by most Americans. I've read two reviews saying the film "Trudell" is too worshipful of the man. The purpose of the film, however, is to illuminate the man and his message to America, which are both very powerful. The audience can critique what Trudell believes however they want.

The film is revealing of the man, his sensibility, and his situation as both an insider and outsider of American culture. The film is also suggestive, in both forceful and poetic ways, as to our responsibilities as American citizens. It's also original in that it has a strong, unfiltered Indian sensibility. If there were more people like John Trudell in America -- and more films addressing the issues of what true freedom and democracy mean -- our country would be in much better shape. Do yourself a favor and see this man, see this film.


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