Broken Rainbow

Item No: 234

$ 24.00

  • Broken Rainbow presents a moving account of the forced relocation of 12,000 Navajo Indians that continues to take place in Northern Arizona. The United States government claims that by moving the Navajo off the land, it is settling a long-standing territorial dispute between the Navajo and Hopi Tribes. To the traditional Navajo and Hopi, there is no dispute. They believe relocation was designed to facilitate energy development. The film is an appeal from the Earth herself, as it has become impossible in America today to separate environmental issues from Native American survival.
    • Format: DVD
    • Director: Victoria Mudd
    • Studio: Docurama
    • Release Date: 1985
    • Run Time: 70 minutes
  • Victoria Mudd is a writer and producer known for Broken Rainbow (1985) and Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002).
  • In the words of the traditional elders: "There is no word for relocation in the Navajo language: to relocate is to disappear and never be seen again." Twenty-five percent of the first group of Navajo adults who were relocated were dead within six years. Broken Rainbow speaks for all indigenous people who are struggling to survive as individuals and as distinct cultures in the face of Western technology and values.
  • At Shumakolowa Native Arts we are proud to offer rare and hard-to-find documentaries and movies that celebrates Native American and Pueblo culture, history and art. Our selection of films has been carefully curated by our team of experts to inspire and provide insight into these unique art forms.
  • At Shumakolowa Native Arts, we are proud to bring you books, music and films that celebrate and illuminate Native American artists and the original authentic art forms that are distinctive to Native Americans of the Southwest. These works are written, produced, directed or recorded by Native American authors, filmmakers and musicians or were created in consultation with Native American experts. In our unique collection of media, we bring you the finest scholarly books recognized for their nuanced exploration of Native American culture; music that comes out of Native traditions of prayer, song and dance; and films that use the voices of Native American people to examine their stories, art and history.
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