Posted by Helena Botros on March 23, 2000 at 05:32:56:
There are not many movies that do much justice to the Native American Indians. The movie "Stolen women" next to "Dances with Wolves" at least made such an attempt. There are always two sides to a story and we "white people" were damn good at sounding our own drumms. Coming from central Europe, I was very much aware of the plight of the American Indians as well as Australian Aborigines. I live in Australia for the past 10 years now and will conclude my Sociology studies this year. My aim is to work with our Aboriginal people and learn from them whatever is left of their intriguing culture. My heart goes also out to all the American Indians, such wonderful people whose culture and style of living was so unscrupulously forced down into the bottomless well of history. I would love to get into contact with some representatives of their community with the aim to form future friendships.
As to stolen Women, my compliments to the director and all the cast, especially to Michael Greyeyes who added his personal spark that made the movie a pleasure to watch.
Michael, wherever you are, you're doing a great job. Wish you luck, don't let fame blind you. That way you'll keep all the love and respect you deserve.
Kind regards from the one who "swims with the whales, sings with the dolphins and dreams with the natives......." Orca.
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