The Seventh Fire

The Seventh Fire

Streaming Video - 2015
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From executive producers Terrence Malick, Natalie Portman and Chris Eyre comes a fascinating new documentary. When Rob Brown, a Native American gang leader on a remote Minnesota reservation, is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved Ojibwe community. As Rob reckons with his past, his seventeen-year-old protége, Kevin, dreams of the future: becoming the most powerful and feared Native gangster on the reservation.
Audience: NRA
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2015.
[United States] : Film Movement, 2015.
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1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 76 min.)) : sound, color

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VcrRocker
Feb 22, 2017

"Phenomenal...a new side of gang culture" - well yes the film is phenomenal. New side of gang culture - I don't know about that - this story has been told on reserves across the continent for decades. I like the film because of its honesty - something lacking in the dialogue in this country today, in regards to Native issues. Still, the future looked bleak for the young ones on this reserve - i'd like to see this film updated in 10years in the "where are they now" department.

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Wootex
Sep 30, 2016

Not a particularly engaging film, but it gives an on-the- ground view of a community hit with rampant poverty and drug use.

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