Urban Rez

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Urban Rez

Urban Rez explores the controversial legacy and modern-day repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program (1952-1973), the greatest voluntary upheaval of Native Americans during the 20th century. During the documentary, dozens of American Indians representing tribal groups from across the West recall their first-hand experiences with relocation, including the early hardships, struggles with isolation and racism. Interviewees also speak about the challenges of maintaining one's own tribal traditions — from language to hunting — while assimilating into the larger society. Actor, musician and Oglala Lakota member Moses Brings Plenty narrates this insightful film about this seldom-told chapter in American history.

 
 

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• Film Specials
• New Film Projects Funded
• New Assistant Director
• 'Metal Road' Viewer Discussion Guide
• 'Red Power Energy' Emmy Award
• 'Tribal Justice' on POV
• It's a Wrap: 40 Years, 40 Films, 40 Weeks
• Film Screenings
• Opportunities