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The March of the Choctaw


The March of the Choctaw is a feature-documentary for festival, cinematic-release, digital download and DVD.

In 1996 Gary White Deer was invited to Mayo to commemorate the $175 donation his people made in 1847, equivalent $10,000 today, from their very meager resources to the people of Ireland during The Great Famine -an Gorta Mór. Later invited to Derry to paint a mural he was caught up in a sectarian riot. Inspired by these events and the Irish peace process, he began to reflect on the sovereignty of his own people, the recurring conflict between freedom and security and how tribal prophecies might illuminate these perpetual issues.

The Journey
We follow Gary as he journeys in a big yellow school bus on an expedition down old tribal paths to meet with First Nations Chiefs, Clan Mothers, Tribal leaders, Elders and traditional faith keepers. Gary will ask questions about independence and community sovereignty, the economic crisis and the environment in a world of rapid change and turmoil. We will meet with the Iroquois, Hopi, Lakota, Kiowa and Maya tribes amongst others, asking to what extent ancient tribal prophecies reverberate in modern times and how these prophecies might uncover signposts for the future. Told with dramatic reconstruction, visual and sound effects and stunning imagery - this promises to be an exciting and breathtaking road-trip film, taking the audience across North and Central America on a journey of discovery.



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 6.85MB - Duration: 29:57 m (32 kbps 11025 Hz)

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