When I first saw some little episodes of this movie on youtube, I knew, I must own it! Unfortunately, for many month, there were only DVD`s from US available.
But then, what a wonderful moment, there was this DVD!
First it`s a simple story. Pete Chasing Horse( August Schellenberg), an old Lakota storyteller, wants to make a last trip ( or, literally, a last journey?) to the All Nations Powow in Albuquerque, New Mexico. And, he wants his grandson to go with him. Shane( Eddie Spears), seventeen, is not a traditional Lakota, he doesn`t care about the old storys, told by his grandpa. But,primarily to prevent trouble with his gang members, he gives his O.K.
That`s the beginning of an interesting journey!
During the long trip from Pine Ridge, South Dakota to New Mexico, old Pete Chasing Horse tells many stories, the stories, told to himself, as he was a young man, the traditionall stories of different tribes of Native Americans.
All these stories were made visible in this movie, with all visual and special effects of modern cinema!
I loved this film, I loved all the different characters, played by natives! It`s a wonderful statement of humanity, one of the best movies with and about the native people of North America. Thank you for sharing your stories with us( or your dreams!).Ah, by the way! The native people often call their country, the earth, they live on, "Turtle Island". Remember, the last scene?!
P.S. The making of is very interesting!