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Our spirits don't speak English [videorecording] : Indian boarding school / Rich-Heape Films presents ; director, Chip Richie ; producers, Chip Richie, Steven R. Heape ; screen writer, Dan Agent.

Richie, Chip. (Producer, Director, Cinematographer). Heape, Steven R. (Producer). Agent, Dan. (Screenwriter). Ross, Gayle. (Narrator). Tipre, Karl. (Added Author). Schellenberg, August. (Narrator). Castaldo, Robert J. (Film editor). Adkins, Jay (Composer) (Composer). Avery, Dawn. (Composer). Trafzer, Clifford E. (Added Author). Wildcat, Daniel R. (Added Author). Rich-Heape Films. (Production company).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Media Center Reserve DVD 7463 37684001103645 Media Center Desk Not holdable Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Director's cut.
  • Publisher: Dallas, Tex. : Rich-Heape Films, [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes information about additional award winning DVDs produced by Rich-Heape Films.
Original story concept by Karl Tipre.
Faculty reserve.
Material for LHIS-202 (Hatfield).
Formatted Contents Note:
Movie -- Chapters: 1. Invasion and conquest -- 2. Conversion to Christianity -- 3. Assimilation -- 4. Boarding school experience -- 5. Losing their heritage -- 6. The decision to attend -- 7. Life after boarding school -- 8. Making the system work for them.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
HD cinematography, Chip Richie ; editor, Robert J. Castaldo ; original music, Jay Adkins ; contributing composer, Dawn Avery.
Participant or Performer Note:
Presenter/narrator, Gayle Ross ; opening narration, August Schellenberg ; interviewees, Grace Francis Thorpe, Henrietta Mann, Daniel Wildcat, Cliff Trafzer, Rose Prince Prince, Sidney J. Smith, Andrew Windy Boy, Christie Time Firtha, Delbert Hayward, Patti Jo King, Barbara Landis, Jo Hummingbird Kinney, Marjorie W. Thomas, Ben Teller.
Summary, etc.:
"Imagine you are a child, taken from your home, your family, taken from everything you know. In 1869, the U.S. government enacted a policy of educating Native American children in the ways of western society. By the late 1960's, more than 100,000 had been forced to attend Indian Boarding School"--Container.
Target Audience Note:
"Rated for all ages"--Container.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; all regions; produced in high definition; 16:9 presentation; Dolby digital 2.0.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned in English.
Subject: Off-reservation boarding schools > United States > History.
Indian children > Relocation > United States > History.
Indian children > Education > History.
Genre: Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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