“Indian Relay” and “Indian Like Us” Now Available on DVD


"Indians Like Us"

“Indians Like Us” visits Pine Ridge, Wounded Knee & Little Big Horn

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA — Vision Maker Media announces the release of two films on DVD that Indian country will find inspiring: “Indian Relay” and “Indians Like Us.”

Vision Make Media serves Native producers and Indian country in partnership with public television and radio. Vision Maker Media, based in Lincoln, Nebraska, works with Native producers to develop, produce and distribute educational for all media.

Indian Relay

Indian ReplayThe hope and determination of modern-day American Indian life is revealed in this film about what it takes to win one of the most exciting and perilous forms of horse racing practiced anywhere in the world today.

Featuring remarkable high-speed cinematography, “Indian Relay” follows three teams from different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete in a grueling Indian Relay season–all hearts set on the glory and honor of winning an Indian Relay National Championship.

"Indian Replay" inspires.

“Indian Replay” inspires.

Program Length: 57 mins.
Director & Producer: Charles Dye
Executive Producer: Aaron Pruitt
Executive Producer for ITVS: Sally Jo Fifer
Co-Producer: Darren Kipp (Blackfeet)
Written by: M.L. Smoker (Assiniboine-Sioux)
Edited by: Katie Lose Gilbertson & Andy Adkins
Director of Photography: Daniel Schmidt
Original Music: Lyd Creations
Public Broadcast Release: 2013
The Website for Indian Relay
Production Year: 2013

Indians Like Us

Indians Like Us film coverA sincere admiration of Native culture gives way to this charming documentary film about a small group of French citizens–called “Savy Western”–who share a passion for everything Native American. Every weekend, they dress in Native regalia and make appearances at various village fairs alongside their countrymen in France.

However, in order to fulfill their dream, they must travel to the United States and meet “real Indians.” Together, they finally manage a two-week drive across the Midwest and discover that the reality of contemporary Native Americans is quite different from their portrayed envisioning. Filled with unforeseen emotion, this road movie visits Pine Ridge, Wounded Knee, and Little Big Horn, and along the way, it captures surreal and enlightening encounters on both sides.

Program Length: 57 mins.
Director/Cinematographer: Sylvie Jacquemin
Editor: Sylvie Demaine
Producer: Sylvie Gautier
Featuring music from Lorin Hart, Cody Blackbird, Shanan Martineau & Randy Wood
Public Broadcast Release: 2013
The Website for Indians Like Us
Production Year: 2013

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