Bullfrog Films offers the documentary DVD "Coming to Light: Edward S.
Curtis and the North American Indians." (2000, 84 minutes/56 minutes,
VHS or DVD)
"COMING TO LIGHT tells more than the story of its main subject, "Edward
S. Curtis and the North American Indians." It tells, too, of the
tragedy of cultural loss and hopes for recovery of memory. The film
honors the great achievements of Curtis by placing his pictures in a
vibrant frame of sorrow, desire, and promise. In its sensitive and
intelligent fusion of image, sound, and story, the film offers an
extraordinary experience of living history. It cannot be praised
enough." Alan Trachtenberg, Neil Gray Professor of English and American
Studies, Yale University
"Beautifully filmed, skillfully edited and well-paced, "Coming To Light"
is highly recommended for courses on North American Indians, visual
anthropology, and American popular culture. Well researched and deftly
touching on the complex politics of cross-cultural visual
representation, Makepeace's film exhibits a balanced perspective on
Curtis as a trailblazer in visual ethnography." Harold Prins, American
"An unusually well-balanced view of Edward Curtis' life and works as the
best known photographer of North American Indian people during the first
part of the twentieth century." Bill Sturtevant, Curator of Ethnology,
National Museum of National History, Smithsonian Institution
"Remarkable, a fascinating and thorough look at a photographer whose
40,000 images recorded Native American life." Kenneth Turan, Los
"A phenomenal film. Well crafted, intelligent, and beautiful to
behold...brings historical depth and cultural context to our
understanding of Curtis' photographs and his monographs on Native
Americans...I highly recommend this piece for use in Art History
courses, Photography courses, Native American Studies, and especially in
Anthropology." Julia Thompson, Professor of Anthropology, Mount
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Nancy Miller
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 11:04 AM
Subject: [Videolib] Native American Recommendation
Can anyone recommend a good documentary History of Native Americans? I
need dvd format.
Nancy M. Miller, MSLS
Collection Development Librarian
Virginia Beach Public Library
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1767
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