Backbone of the World: The Blackfeet (1998)
Producer: Pam Roberts, Director: George Burdeau
Experimental documentary gives the Blackfeet perspective on homecoming, environmental peril, and the quest for tribal survival in the 21st Century. Backbone of the World is the story of one man’s journey home and his tribe’s crucial struggle to heal and forge a new identity, set amidst the breathtaking splendor of the northern Rockies. A team of young Blackfeet filmmakers use a mélange of documentary, experimental and cinema vérité formats to join the ancient legend of “Scarface” with contemporary stories that parallel the Native American experience.