Wednesday, October 29, 2008

'Our Spirits Don't Speak English: Indian Boarding School'

Photo: Carlisle Indian Boarding School
Our Spirits Don't Speak English: Indian Boarding School" a Native American perspective on Indian Boarding Schools, wins top honors at film festival.
Film: 'Our Spirits Don't Speak English'
Indian boarding school film named ‘Best Feature Documentary’ at ICFF (NATIVE TIMES, TEXAS) -- On and off camera, Oklahoma Indians played key roles in Rich-Heape Films “Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding School” that won the “Best Feature Documentary Award” at the International Cherokee Film Festival Oct. 11 in Catoosa, Okla. Chip Richie was honored as the best feature documentary director for the film. News from Pechanga Net
This DVD produced by Rich-Heape Films, Inc. uncovers the dark history of U.S. Government policy which took Indian children from their homes, forced them into boarding schools and enacted a policy of educating them in the ways of Western Society. This DVD gives a voice to the countless Indian children forced through a system designed to strip them of their Native American culture, heritage and traditions.

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