Documentary about John Trudell — Question Civilization !

BABYLON FALLING DOWN FALLING DOWN
SOCIETY A BROKEN PROMISE
…                  – From the opening poem

Highly recommended documentary,telling the powerful story of one native American looking for some respect for his people and the Earth.  The movie’s been around for a couple years, but I hadn’t see it.   Been a long time since I saw him speak, too.  Good man speaking timeless truths everyone ought to watch / listen to:

From John Trudell’s biography: http://johntrudell.com/bio.html

John Trudell is an acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor and activist whose international following reflects the universal language of his words, work and message. Trudell (Santee Sioux) was a spokesperson for the Indian of All Tribes occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971. He then worked with the American Indian Movement (AIM), serving as Chairman of AIM from 1973 to 1979.   In February of 1979, a fire of unknown origin killed Trudell’s wife, three children and mother-in-law.  It was through this horrific tragedy that Trudell began to find his voice as an artist and poet, writing, in his words, ‘to stay connected to this reality.’

H/T to Activist Post:  http://www.activistpost.com/2012/06/john-trudell-portrait-of-government.html

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