Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians Poster

Release Date: 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
This poignant documentary tells the story of pioneering and self-educated photographer Edward S. Curtis during the waning days of Native American culture. In 1900, Curtis secures funding from Theodore Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan to embark on a cross-country effort to capture our country's native tribes in picture and sound recordings. At great personal cost, including financial ruin and divorce, Curtis renders the most complete repository of image and sound of numerous now-vanished cultures.

Cast: Sheila Tousey, Bill Pullman

Director: Anne Makepeace

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Anne Makepeace Productions, American Masters, Thirteen-WNET

Keywords: Sacrifice, New York City, Rousing, Touching