Jan 20, 2005 · Storyline The film traces poet John Trudell 's (1946-2015) life from his childhood in Omaha, Nebraska, through his role as one of leaders of the Occupation of Alcatraz and Radio Free Alcatraz in 1969, to serving as Chairman of the American Indian Movement from 1973-1979.
- Heather Rae
Dec 12, 2016 · Movie Info Filmmaker Heather Rae documents the life and work of American Indian activist John Trudell. In the late 60's, John and a community group occupy Alcatraz Island for 21 months, bringing...
Trudell is a 2005 documentary film about American Indian activist and poet John Trudell. The film traces Trudell's life from his childhood in Omaha, Nebraska, through his role as a leader of the American Indian Movement. It also covers his rebirth as a musician and spoken word poet after his wife died in a house fire suspected as arson.
- John Trudell & Bad Dog
- B. Russell Friedenberg
- Heather Rae, Elyse Katz
- Heather Rae
Feb 16, 2018 · For everyone who admires the art of John Trudell an absolute MUST! But even if you are so unfortunate as NOT to have heard him perform before, you will hear some of his songs during the film. This film, however, tells the true story of a very courageous man. It features the occupation of Alcatraz, his engagement for AIM, the siege at
In this documentary filmmaker Heather Rae the engaging life story of Native American poet-prophet-activist John Trudell and his heartfelt message of active, personal responsibility to the earth, all of its inhabitants and our descendents.
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In his musical and film career, Trudell has worked with the likes of Robert Redford (Incident at Oglala), Sam Shepard and Val Kilmer (Thunderheart), Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne...
John Trudell, Actor: Smoke Signals. John Trudell was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to a Santee Sioux father and Mexican Indian mother. After a stint in the Navy (and Vietnam) from 1963 to 1969, he became involved with the American Indian Movement, becoming National Chairman in 1973.
- Soundtrack, Actor, Composer
- December 8, 2015
- February 15, 1946
Trudell created a career as an actor, performing in roles in "Pow Wow Highway" (1989), Thunderheart (1992), On Deadly Ground (1994) and Smoke Signals (1998) (as the Radio speaker Randy Peone on K-REZ radio).
- Indigenous rights activist, poet, musician, actor
- Santee Dakota-American