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Sunday, 16 January 2011

Broken Rainbow (film)



Broken Rainbow is a 1985 documentary film about the government-enforced relocation of thousands of Navajo Native Americans from their ancestral homes in Arizona.

The Navajo were relocated to aid mining speculation in a process that began in the 1970s and continues to this day. The film is narrated by Martin Sheen.

The title song was written by Laura Nyro, the theme music was composed by Paul Apodaca, with other original music by Rick Krizman and Fred Myrow.It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. (Wikipedia)

Director: Victoria Mudd
Writers: Maria Florio, Victoria Mudd,
Stars: Martin Sheen, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Burgess Meredith


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What has happened since 1986?

Anonymous said...

Now we live in 2011,let the natives live where they want.This is the land of the natives,do not force them to move.Obama,stop this insannity!I am a Norwegian,and i am stunned how you is going on.
It is not to late to turn around and let them have a life!

rosalyn said...

love this message thank you for sharing and will take it with me for our children peace

Anonymous said...

This makes me cry. Our government still interferes with the Native way. Why cannot they learn. They steal, poison and destroy the way of life. Even many native in power have fallen under the spell of greed. I think this sadness created by the government may never leave my heart. I am a member of the Blackfeet tribe and know the lack of consideration and understanding by the white government.

Frederik said...

Personally I'm afraid we haven't seen the end of this yet. Greed and economical interests always come first, before any considerations to local inhabitants of a certain area. Things like this happen not only in the USA. They happen in many places around the the world. And since the very foundation of present American countries is based on violence, theft and destruction of peoples and their historical landmarks, the hope this will ever change is very little. This does not mean we should give up. On contrary, we should become even more vocal and active! Each in his own way...

vukani said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvqAgMexQOU

janina said...

tack you from this information. Peace

SILVER WOLF said...

Great Film.

It has been going on since the White Man invaded North America . The havoc has wrecked the American Indians and all in our environment. Unless the people rise up this will continue.