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Review: NMAI film 'contrived' and unmemorable


Ann Hornaday, a writer for The Washington Post, critiques a new film that will be playing at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

"A Thousand Roads" is a 43-minute movie that features vignettes of four Native people. It was directed by Chris Eyre of "Smoke Signals" fame and was narrated by John Trudell.

According to Hornaday, the film is "slick" and "high end" but fails to portray the Native subjects in any depth. "Of course it's impossible for one film to do justice to the breathtaking breadth of the American indigenous experience," she writes. "But in reducing such a storied and diverse reality to a brief survey, the filmmakers have created a portrait that either glides superficially over a complicated history or labors under too much symbolic weight."

Get the Story:
'Thousand Roads': Paved With Good Intentions (The Washington Post 4/12)
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Relevant Links:
National Museum of the American Indian - http://www.nmai.si.edu

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