Standing Alone

Pete Standing Alone is a Blood Indian who, as a young man, was more at home in the White man's culture than his own. Confronted with the realization that his children knew very little about their origins, he became determined to pass down to them the customs and traditions of his ancestors. This film is the powerful biographical study of a 25-year span in Pete's life, from his early days as an oil-rig roughneck, rodeo rider and cowboy, to the present as an Indian concerned with preserving his tribe's spiritual heritage in the face of an energy-oriented industrial age.

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Comments

  • PWG

    “Ah, so this is the inspiration for Boards of Canada's (Quel Surprise!) song....NFB is the Coolest media purveyor of all time. Stop the Cuts!” — PWG, 23 Jun 2012

  • sstandingalone

    “Great film and premise... I laughed and it made my day. I shared it with my co workers and they are going to look at it. The best part is we can see video of our ancestors who have passed. ” — sstandingalone, 2 Sep 2011

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Film Credits

director
Colin Low
producer
Tom Daly
editing
Tom Daly
cinematography
Douglas Kiefer
Ernest McNabb
sound
Bev Davidson
Claude Hazanavicius
sound editing
John Knight
re-recording
Roger Lamoureux
music
Eldon Rathburn

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