Older Than America

$20.00 each

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This powerful film turns a painful chapter of U.S. and Canada history into a compelling, piercing drama.



Georgina Lightning makes her writing and directing debut with Older Than America, the story of a woman beset by troubling visions that her to an abandoned schoolhouse on an Indian reservation. What shocking secrets will she uncover? This powerful film turns a painful chapter of U.S. and Canada history into a compelling, piercing drama. In addition to Georgina Lightning the award winning cast includes Adam Beach, Tantoo Cardinal, Wes Studi, Bradley Cooper. As well as some local folks in the Minnesota town where it was filmed (they’re the ones who turned us on to the film).

While this film is not rated, our educator friend, Heidi shows it to her middle school age students (the ones in Minnesota) with good result. Robette (who is a big chicken) thinks its more suspenseful than scary. Its pretty amazing how Georgina Lighting manages to capture the ethos of historic trauma wrought by the boarding schools.  This really is a must see.


Winner of the White House Epic Award 2010

 

Director: Georgina Lightning

Format: DVD, color, 101 minutes.

Published: 2010

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Various U.S. and Canada tribes