Looking Toward Home An Urban Indian Experience

Item No: 3607

$ 36.00

  • Native Americans living in major cities sustain their cultural identities and traditions, far from their tribal homelands. Narrated by Conroy Chino of the Acoma Pueblo, Looking Toward Home explores how government relocation programs in the 1950s enticed significant numbers of Native Americans to leave the reservation for life in major cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The story is told through their eyes and of subsequent generations as they maintain their tribal identity far away from the culturally nurturing climate of the reservation.
    • Format: DVD
    • Director: Dale Kruzic
    • Studio: Chino/Kruznic
    • Release Date: 2003
    • Run Time: 57 minutes
  • Director and producer Dale Kruzic lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A veteran documentary filmmaker, he worked for two PBS-affiliates, KNME and KCTS, for fifteen years. At KNME, he was the originator and executive producer for the cultural affairs series Colores! Many of Kruzic's films chronicle the lives of Native residents of the Southwest, from Apache artist Allen Houser to the Zia Hot Shots, a wheelchair basketball team featured in the award-wining documentary Kiss My Wheels. Kruzic was co-executive producer and editor for Surviving Columbus, which won an Emmy and the George F. Peabody award. Kruzic studied film and television at San Francisco State University and grew up in the Bay Area.
  • The number of American Indians living in metropolitan areas continues to increase. Narrator Conroy Chino explores issues facing Native people in urban environments, illustrating the importance of access to adequate health care, education, and the strong sense of community and cultural identity needed to thrive in big cities.
  • 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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