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

$30.00 each

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Retrospective on this famous photographer, exploring the ironies in his story and the controversies in his romantic images of the Indian people he photographed.

 

Directed by Anne Makepeace and narrated by Sheila Tousey (Conchalla), this retrospective of the life and work of the most famous photographer of this time explores the ironies in his story and the controversies in his romantic images of the Indian people he photographed. A personal favorite is the footage of Curtis shooting a movie with Kwakiutl people pretending to hunt a whale (using a dead whale that Curtis had rented to lend excitement to his movie), even though the Kwakiutl are not, and never have been, whale hunters. Grades 7 and up.

 

Director: Anne Makepeace

Availability: DVD available in two formats: home use only OR with public performance rights

Format: DVD, color motion picture, 85 minutes

Published: 2000

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Various U.S. tribes