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Trudell (2005)

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

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

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20 January 2005 (USA)  »

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Trudell: The Lives and Words of John Trudell  »

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$1,447 (USA) (10 February 2006)

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$21,844 (USA) (24 March 2006)
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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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A great film about a great thinker
4 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

John Trudell is one of the great minds of our time. You may not (always) agree with him, you may not even like him, but you really should hear him. I have had the opportunity to hear a number of great thinkers of our era, and John is one of them - he brings a number of important issues to the table - issues that are important to the future of our planet (in other words, our survival). If you have a chance to see this film - I understand that it will eventually end up on PBS, but much better is the current tour with John and the maker of the film meeting with the audience - you should do so.

John played an important role in the occupation of Alcatraz in 1969-71, a "protest" that up saved the Tribes - establishing self determination (of a sort) for American Indians - it caused Richard Nixon to return (with an apology) thousands of acres to Tribes that had been promised to them (then taken away).

John is trying to save the planet - save us all - something we all should support and be working to do every day. We are all (potentially?) human beings and as such we should hear his words as they can inspire this goal, to our collective benefit. One of the most important films I have seen of late.


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