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<p align="justify">At its most basic level, <em>Trudell</em> is an eye-opening documentary that challenges belief systems. At its loftiest, <em>Trudell</em> will inspire you to reawaken your spirit.</p>
<p align="justify">In the telling of <em>Trudell</em>, Rae invested more than 12 years chronicling John Trudell’s travels, spoken word, and politics. (The making of the movie, a journey in itself, is as much a story as the finished product).</p>
<p align="justify">The film combines archival, convert, and interview footage in a lyrical and naturally stylized manner, with abstract imagery mirroring the coyote nature of Trudell.</p>
<p align="justify">Pockmarked with adversity, counterbalanced by preservance, Trudell begins in the late sixties when John Trudell and a community group, Indians of All Tribes, occupy Alcatraz Island for 21 months. This creates international recognition of the American Indian cause and gives birth to the contemporary Indian people’s movement.</p>
<p align="justify">Rae revisits Alcatraz, returning to what John refers to as his <em>birth</em>. From Alcatraz, we follow John’s political journey as the national spokesman of the American Indian Movement (AIM).</p>
<p align="justify">During this tumultuous period, his work makes him one of the most highly political<em>subversives</em> of the 1970?s, earning him one of the longest FBI files in history (more than 17,000 pages).</p>

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