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Powwow Highway

Original title
Powwow Highway
Year
Running time
88 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Janet Heaney, Jean Stawarz
Music
Barry Goldberg
Cinematography
Toyomichi Kurita
Cast
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Producer
HandMade Films
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Social realism regarding struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central states of the US. Main character is an introspective and lovable person in a process of seeking pride and identity through tradtional and mystical means of gathering power. His high school friend, who is a Vietnam War Veteran, is exerting power as a highly principled social activist, using a modern rational materialist adversarial model of progress.
Awards
1989: Sundance: Filmmakers Trophy
1989: Independent Spirit Awards: 3 Nominations including Best First Feature
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