MoJo Audio: 5 Questions for Filmmakers Chris Eyre and Ric Burns

Fri May 8, 2009 8:01 PM EDT
  • Length: 11:30 minutes (8 MB)

Feature film director Chris Eyre has been giving a voice to contemporary Native American people ever since his 1998 indie hit Smoke Signals. Director Ric Burns has built his career on documentary films about innovators like Andy Warhol and Ansel Adams.

The two filmmakers recently teamed up to create We Shall Remain, a 5 part PBS documentary that traces Native American history from the Mayflower through the 1970s. Mother Jones editorial fellow Alexis Fitts spoke with the two directors about how their films differed from the typical Hollywood treatment of Native Americans.

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