Subject: Please Pass This On!
A movie/documentry entitled "Prisoners of the past" ...is currently being aired on Swedish TV
This can be viewed by clicking here (An hour in length)
It was made and produced by Danish National TV. The gist of the film was that Native people have been fooled by their leaders to think they need to keep old traditions, languages and ceremonies alive instead of assimilating - hence the title....
This movie begins with a white history professor saying: "There are no traditional cultures left, they are all in museums! It got worse. Much worse. The film might have been called Ten reasons to dislike indigenous peoples. It showed nothing but drunks and criminals. When they finally got to American Indians, after aborigines and innuits, all they showed were the casinos. The footage from the reservations was filmed with hidden cameras to show the ongoing arguments between tribal members. And because they were not welcomed to film on the reservations, they claimed.
And, the spokesperson for Indians was David Yeagley!!! see http://www.bluecorncomics.com/yeagley.htm
The conclusion of the film was that all ndns should assimilate, the reservations should close down and the professor finished by repeating that no traditional cultures were left. The success for native people was how modern they were living, not how traditionally they were living!! No one bothered to ask any traditionalists what they thought though.
Please let this Swedish company know our thoughts on this by writing to;
dokumentarfilm@... - the documentary department.
The head of the dept. is Ingemar Persson
Please pass this on to all ndns you know via email, re-posting on myspace, yahoo 360 etc....only through a united voice can we make changes and educate the fools who think they know who we are as a people!
With respect and thanks,
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