Older Than America

February 10, 2012 0 By Fans
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Plot

A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest's sinister plot to silence her mother…

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 6.2/10 (242 voted)

Director:
Georgina Lightning

Stars: Sarah Agnew, Jeri Arredondo, Noah Kol Balfour

Storyline
A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest's sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking the truth about the atrocities that took place at her Native American boarding school. A contemporary drama of suspense, Older Than America delves into the lasting impact of the cultural genocide and loss of identity that occurred at these institutions across the United States and Canada.

Writers: Georgina Lightning, Christine K. Walker

Cast:

Sarah Agnew

Mary


Jeri Arredondo

Young Irene


Noah Kol Balfour

Little Many Lightnings


Dennis Banks

Pete Goodfeather


Adam Beach

Johnny


Raven Bellefleur

Little Irene


Mark Benninghoffen

Bryan Walker


Rose Berens

Irene


Jennifer Blagen

Clerk


Tantoo Cardinal

Auntie Apple


Chris Carlson

Redneck


Deborah Collins

Mom


Bradley Cooper

Luke


Debbie DeLisi

Receptionist


Jordan Diver

Spirit Kid



Details

Official Website:
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Release Date: 10 February 2012

Filming Locations: Cloquet, Minnesota, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $1,000,000

(estimated)



User Review

Harsh Truths

Rating: 9/10


This movie really is not a view of life in boarding schools, per se. I
don't believe it was intended to be. It is a metaphor for the effects
still felt today by nearly all Native Americans here in the U.S. The
movie "is" a period place. All of the issues that the story touches
base on are those that Natives all over Indian Country are dealing with
today. It is not the direct reflection of one single reason why Natives
today face the afflictions of poverty, alcoholism, abuse, unemployment,
illiteracy, and loss of identity as a culture, but the culmination of
many. Forced attendance into an institution specifically designed to
strip away everything it means to be "Indian" just so happens to be the
primary area of focus in this film. The sub-plots add depth to the
characters as well as much needed comic relief. Even though this film
is classified as a drama, it should be shown in every history class
across the United States, right after the lesson on the first
"Thanksgiving".