Posted by Ayesha on July 05, 1998 at 19:44:02:
In Reply to: Re: The Education of Little Tree posted by Rebecca on July 05, 1998 at 17:30:16:
: : Erin and Rebecca,
: : the author of the book is Forrest Carter. He is quite a controversial figure, and as far as I've read, the story is not based on his own childhood contrary to what apparently was believed earlier. There are sources that say he wrote speeches for George Wallace under a different name and was even involved with the KKK, but other sources deny that and point out how this would not fit in with this book. Below is a link concerning Carter.
: : The movie was widely praised (it plays in the 30s) as portraying that time quite realistically. I haven't seen it (another one to rent some time), but my mother-in-law said it really stirred her up emotionally because it reminded her so much of her childhood and school education.
: : Petra
: Hi Petra,
: Thanks for the link. I found it very informative! There is another movie available at Blockbuster which depicts life in "Residential Schools".It is called " Where the Spirit Lives".I found it very hard to watch...Graham Greene had a small part in it, but Michelle St. John ( By Way of the Stars)portrayed the little girl who was forcefully taken away from her parents by the Indian agent.
Have you seen the film "By Way of the Stars"? If so, how did you find it? I think it may be one of the films that Eric Schweig was in (not sure).
"Where the Spirit Lives" was shown at the Native American Film
Festival a few years back, but we missed it. I always wanted to see it. It is not available at Blockbuster in our area. It sure is good to know that it is available on video. I will try to track it down.
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