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1 hr. 20 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Heather Rae documents the life and work of American Indian activist John Trudell. In the late 60's, John and a community group occupy Alcatraz Island for 21 months, bringing international recognition to the American Indian cause. In 1979 John burned a U.S. flag on the the steps of the FBI headquarters in Washington DC and within hours his family perished in a suspicious fire. He spent several years wandering the country until he found a new way to present his ideals through music.

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Director: Heather Rae

Genres: Documentary

Trudell (2005)

Release Date: February 3rd, 2006|1 hr. 20 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    It's an intriguing portrait, but it makes no pretense at objectivity, erring on the side of hero worship. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Rae does offer a riveting introduction to the American Indian civil rights movement. show more

  • 50
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Feels padded in some places, truncated in others. It also feels too respectful, especially when its subject is such a deep thinker and questioner of authority. show more

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