Tuesday, May 13, 2008

When Your Hands Are Tied

This is a DVD that I came across in my research for the Trickster project. "When Your Hands Are Tied" has nothing to do with tricksters. It's an incredibly compelling, award-winning documentary that focuses on how young Native Americans are expressing themselves in today's world while keeping strong traditional lives. It made me feel sympathy and inspiration (and prompted me to do some self-examining). It's a great educational tool.

For more information, visit whenyourhandsaretied.org. Producer/director Mia Boccella Hartle provides complementary copies for schools and community organizations.

1 comment:

MikkoT said...

Mia has made an outstanding documentary with a fantastic message to Native young people -- that it is possible to "walk in two worlds" successfully. The high school students I teach love this film.