Broken Rainbow (film)

Broken Rainbow is a 1985 American documentary film by Maria Florio[3] and Victoria Mudd.[4]

Broken Rainbow
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DVD cover
Directed byMaria Florio
Victoria Mudd
Produced byMaria Florio
Victoria Mudd[1]
StarringLaura Nyro
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Narrated byMartin Sheen
CinematographyBaird Bryant
Frederick Elmes
Victoria Mudd
Tony St. John
Joan Weidman
Edited byJoanne D'Antonio
Maria Florio
Victoria Mudd
Vivien Hillgrove
Music byLaura Nyro
Distributed byEarthworks Films[2]
Release date
  • 1985 (1985)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguagesEnglish
Navajo

SummaryEdit

The film is about the history of Navajo Native Americans,[5] focusing on the government enforced relocation of thousands [6][7] from Black Mesa in Arizona after the 1974 Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act. According to the film, the Navajo were relocated to aid mining speculation in a process that began in 1964. The film is narrated by Martin Sheen.[8] The title song was written by Laura Nyro, the theme music was composed by Paul Apodaca, with other original music by Rick Krizman and Fred Myrow.[9]

AccoladesEdit

It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 58th Academy Awards.[10][11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Broken Rainbow Wins Documentary Feature: 1986 Oscars". YouTube. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  2. ^ Call, TIM BLANGGER, The Morning. "A CONFLICT OF MANY COLORS HOPI-NAVAJO DOCUMENTARY TO BE SCREENED IN L.V." mcall.com. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
  3. ^ Rotten Tomatoes
  4. ^ WorldCat.org
  5. ^ Roger Ebert.com
  6. ^ Docurama Films
  7. ^ IN DOCUMENTARY - Evergreen State College (pg.3)
  8. ^ Southwest Indian Foundation
  9. ^ TCM.com
  10. ^ FilmAffinity
  11. ^ 1986|Oscars.org

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