FRACTURED LAND [2012 Documentary]
A modern Indigenous warrior. A Goliath industry. A fractured land.
All Caleb Behn ever wanted was to teach his future kids to hunt in the traditional lands of his people. Now he’s entangled in a global struggle against the multi-billion-dollar oil and gas industry and the government interests that protect it.
Fractured Land tells the story of young Dene warrior from northeastern British Columbia, Canada, taking on Big Oil and Gas to protect his land and people from the ravages of neocolonialism - all the while learning to accept the role he was born for, as one of Canada’s next generation of leaders.
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Check out this trailer for the new documentary “Sousa on the Rez” which aims to challenge the stereotypes Indigenous music. The archival footage is something to see!
When you hear the phrase “Native American music” you may not think of tubas, trumpets and Sousa marches. Yet this rich musical tradition has been a part of Native American culture for over one hundred years. “Sousa on the Rez: Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum” is a half hour documentary that offers viewers an unexpected and engaging picture of this little-known Native music scene. The film challenges viewers to expand their definition of Native American music and broadens their understanding of contemporary Indian life. Enjoy this excerpt - the film is schedule for completion later in 2012.
Country Song (2007)
by Warwick Thornton
This short documentary is about an Aboriginal man from Australia who compares communication the old way and the modern communication devices he uses today.
"By singing the country we travel through the country".
Today is the day! Music is the Medicine airs on APTN, in Canada, at 10pm, tonight!
Clip from 1999 PBS documentary "Making A Noise: A Native American Musical Journey" with Robbie Robertson and John Trudell.