A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Native American poet, musician, actor and former political activist John Trudell and seeing him perform with his awesome band, Bad Dog. Since meeting John Trudell, I’ve become a fan of his music and inspired by his story that was captured in a documentary, Trudell, by Indie film maker Heather Rae.
The Sundance Channel will be airing a documentary about John Trudell tonight at 9:00 pm and then again on May 06, 10:30AM, May 16, 11:25AM, and May 21, 4:45PM. This is must see TV.
Outspoken Native American poet, musician, actor and former political activist John Trudell is profiled in Heather Rae’s award-winning film. Archive news footage recounts Trudell’s role in the fight for Indian rights during the ’60s and ’70s, while recent poetry recitals and musical performances illustrate how a traumatic event forced Trudell to channel his passions into art. Interviews with admirers such as Robert Redford, Kris Kristofferson and Bonnie Raitt help create a memorable portrait of a man of many talents and controversial opinions.
Catch it if you can!