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NAFPS Reviews of Nuage Related Films
« on: April 15, 2018, 03:57:14 pm »
I set up an IMDB account and decided to add truthful reviews to any Nuage or Nuage-themed or influenced films. This thread will be a record and reference to those. Anyone wishing to add their own reviews on IMDB, repost them here. Add as much information as you can that will discourage anyone from enriching exploiters. Or at least let them know these films are not accurate.

This thread can also be for reviews of accurate and worthy films. I included Spirits for Sale.

Finally one can add information in Trivia on these films. One can also try to correct the rare fraud who has a bio on the site. Expect them or their PR people to push back. I corrected Kaya Jones's fraud claim of being Native and Black, pointed out her "Native" father was an Italian immigrant, her "Black" mother an English immigrant living in Jamaica. Took only a few weeks for her people to pull that down.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1586568/?ref_=ur_urv
Spirits for Sale
American Indian activists and their allies put together a strong award winning documentary on the danger of New Age imposters who pretend to be Native medicine people. The film was made and narrated by Annika Banfeld, who has over two decades of working with American Indian causes. The revered Arvol Looking Horse, the most respected of Lakota holy men, leads the charge against these abusers. How effective this documentary is shown by the vitriol of one reviewer who has never made a review before or since., and includes nothing but falsehood. One might even suspect he's one of the ones critiqued by the film.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367508/
The Artist and the Shaman

Sad to see someone so victimized this way. Paul Davids had some success as writer, director, and painter. His father's death left him very vulnerable. In is grief he went to the worst place possible, Sedona, and fell for an obvious con artist.

Enter Rogelio Rodriguez, a Mexican American raised in Iowa, cut off from his own culture who fell for a series of imposters:
Vincent Laduke, a cowboy actor who called himself Sun Bear, denounced by the American Indian Movement no less.
Carlos Castaneda, the original New Age charlatan, cult leader who abused women.
Oklehueva, a drug church made up of whites who pose as a Native American Church.

Rodriguez has become very wealthy selling this mess posing as Native shamanism to gullible whites in Sedona. This includes an obvious Finnish sauna he pretends is a Native sweatlodge. Remember that last Sedona sweat seller who killed people? This is a tragedy waiting to happen again.

Davids is obviously so weakened and distraught. One truly feels for him. One also wishes that Rodriguez were jailed for his con games rather than rewarded with a documentary made by his most famous victim.

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Re: NAFPS Reviews of Nuage Related Films
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 06:41:21 pm »
Posted a review of Education of Little Tree.

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ETA: Review is now on the site. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119052/
Anyone looking for a simple thumbs up or thumbs down, look elsewhere. I'm also aware that most of those who love this film will go into denial. They'll likely downvote my review without reading it, as will racists. This review is for the thoughtful and open minded only.

Education of Little Tree was written by Asa Carter AKA Forrest Carter. Carter was NOT, as one review suggested (hopefully with sarcasm) simply "a little prejudiced." And he was not just "alleged" to be a segregationist writer. It's proven beyond all doubt and widely accepted by historians and journalists. Anyone doubting this can read the Salon article "Education of Little Fraud." Or the research by Henry Lewis Gates. Or the NY Times notice of Carter's death.

Carter was not just a KKK member, he was a chapter founder and leader. He was also clearly a violent psychotic. He bombed several Black churches. There's clear evidence he actually beat a civil rights demonstrator to death with a club. Finally, he led an attack on famed singer Nat King Cole when Cole tried to tour the south.

But his greatest fame came from his writing. He wrote George Wallace's notorious "Segregation Now and Forever" speech, given when Wallace tried to block Black students from enrolling in the University of Alabama. Carter broke with Wallace a few years later, feeling that Wallace while still white supremacist was now "too moderate" because he wanted to avoid violence.

Carter invented a new identity. He wrote not only Little Tree, but also The Outlaw Josey Wales. He wore tanning makeup and would go into mock "Indian war chants" in public. None if it worked.

Little Tree was exposed as pure fiction. Natives and academics denounced it and Carter as phony the same year it was published. That didn't matter to Hollywood. Clint Eastwood made Josey Wales into a film. Disney did the same with Little Tree. Both enriched the Klansman and made him into a household name until his death.

The more naive would like to believe that Carter changed his ways or beliefs. No, both books are deeply racist. As Native author Sherman Alexie argued, "Ultimately I think it is the racial hypocrisy of a white supremacist." In part of Josey Wales, the author seriously claims Native women have sex with horses. In Little Tree, Carter claims that making moonshine is part of Cherokee tradition.

What Carter tried to do in both books was make public admiration and sympathy for American Indians serve the white supremacist, and especially the white southerner and KKK causes. Josey Wales is a fantasy of a Confederate guerilla as being just like the best Native warriors. In Little Tree, Carter tries to claim white southerners were heartbroken to see their Cherokee neighbors removed the Trail of Tears.

This is as false as can be. White southerners were the ones pushing for forced removal. They wanted Five Tribes' land. They elected Andrew Jackson to force Natives out of their homelands. Jackson was himself a southerner and supremacist, the most racist president alongside Andrew Johnson and Donald Trump (who admires and paid tribute to Jackson.) White mobs cheered Cherokees being forced out. Racist vigilantes and Georgia state militias took part in rounding up Cherokees being put into concentration camps. White racist southerners looted Cherokee homes, businesses, even graveyards, and murdered Cherokees who tried to resist.

But according to Carter and Little Tree, whites shed tears. No Natives did, because white racists believe Natives to be stoic and show no emotion. This is all pure nonsense. It was Cherokee who named this "The Trail Where We Cried." Anyone Native and anyone whose ever been around or known Natives knows the stoic stereotype is false.

Both Carter books were deeply racist, and openly so. Were the films? Josey Wales the film kept the "Indian women sex with horses" smear. The film is derogatory in spite of Native actor Dan George's efforts to make the film less insulting.

Little Tree is still offensive in parts, but less so than the book. One can compare the book and film to the changes Gone With the Wind went thru. The book GWTW is nakedly proudly racist. It glorifies the KKK, showing Scarlet's first husband as a member. It has extended passages defending slavery and denigrating Blacks. The film GWTW leaves out the worser more blatant racism. But the film GWTW still is racist. Butterfly McQueen's character is still a stereotype, and it shows all slaves as happy being slaves.

The same is true of Little Tree, less racist than the book but still racist. It softens the tragedy of the Trail of Tears. It tries to shift the blame from racist white southerners' greed for land and blame only the federal gov't. Of course most southern racists today are strongly anti gov't, as was Carter.

The film also, for supposedly being about Natives, has almost no Natives. Just two tokens, Greene and Cardinal, who are given almost no lines and no scenes. The film obscenely insists on having a white man tell about the Trail of Tears. It also features an "Indian boarding school" with no Indian students. All of them are played by white children.

The film also invents a fictional Indian boarding school and makes it far softer than the real experience. There were no such schools near Cherokee lands in GA or NC. Students were routinely beaten, locked in closets, chained to work stations or desks, made to work 14 hour days, and sometimes sexually abused. They were banned from speaking their languages and practicing their religions, and punished harshly for either.

The death toll was high. Many died from disease and poor medical care. Some of the beatings resulted in deaths. There was a high suicide and alcoholism rate among former students. Many were alienated from family and community by forced assimilation.

Students fought back. Most ran away or tried to. Many spoke their languages or practiced ceremony in secret. Older students tried to protect the younger ones. Some students protested with letters or editorials. Many ex students led campaigns against the abuse.

Absolutely none of this is in the film. Viewers get the impression these are ordinary boarding schools. In Canada and Australia there were similar schools. In both nations they recognize these schools as outright genocidal. Both nations have gov'ts that issued apologies. Australia actually has National Sorry Day.

Is the film still any good at all? It's still a nice enough sentimental child's story. It still has a little OK bits about a child feeling lonely at a new school, and growing up with grandparents in the woods.

Absolutely no one should take the film as a true or accurate view of Cherokees, Natives, and especially not Indian boarding schools or the Trail of Tears. There are far far better, more accurate, and frankly better films all around on Indian boarding schools. And yes, most of these were written by actual Natives, not KKK imposters.

Please see them:
Indian Horse
Older Than America
The Only Good Indian
Rhymes for Young Ghouls
We Were Children
Windigo Tale

The Cherokee Nation also made their own documentary, The Trail of Tears.

The mini series Into the West also has quite good parts of it on both the boarding schools and Trail of Tears.

Thanks for reading this far.
Dr. Alton Carroll
US, American Indian, and Latin American History
Northern Virginia Community College

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Re: NAFPS Reviews of Nuage Related Films
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 01:18:21 am »
Posted a review of Education of Little Tree.

That film is here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119052/

I cannot find your text among the 20 user reviews. The newest one is from 2014.


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Re: NAFPS Reviews of Nuage Related Films
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 01:30:58 am »
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1586568/?ref_=ur_urv
Spirits for Sale
[…] How effective this documentary is shown by the vitriol of one reviewer who has never made a review before or since., and includes nothing but falsehood. One might even suspect he's one of the ones critiqued by the film.

There are only 3 user reviews. The other two are quite favourable, too. I see nothing that fits your description. So I wonder if the one you refer too here has been reported and taken away, or something?

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Re: NAFPS Reviews of Nuage Related Films
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 01:43:33 am »
There are only 3 user reviews. The other two are quite favourable, too. I see nothing that fits your description. So I wonder if the one you refer too here has been reported and taken away, or something?

Yes, it must have been deleted. I wrote this:

Here is this 2007 film on the IMDb database: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1586568/
Only two reviews; one ten-star rating and one one-star rating.
Those of you who have seen this film, please add your rating!

After that, a 7-star rating and educated indian's 10-star review have been added.

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 01:49:16 am »
I did report the negative review I referred to. It was an extended racist rant and pretty defamatory of Looking Horse and others.

That's one more thing anyone can do at IMDB, get pulled the worser reviews. There's a category called Irrelevant. Strictly speaking, racist and defamatory are not TOS violations. But a review that doesn't even refer to the film is. That's what got the negative review TOSsed.

ETA: One can also rate the film without a review, or rate the usefulness of a review.


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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2018, 07:51:50 pm »
A few people included bits of truth about the 2012 hoax in their review of the film.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1190080/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv
The doomsday theory sprung from a Western idea, not a Mayan one. Mayans insisted that the world would not end in 2012. The Mayans had a talent for astronomy, and enthusiasts found a series of astronomical alignments they said coincided in 2012. Once every 640,000 years, the sun lines up with the center of the Milky Way galaxy on the winter solstice, the sun's lowest point in the horizon. The last time that happened was on December 21, 2012, the same day the Mayan calender expired. The modern doomsday myth was bolstered by several ostensibly scientific reasons for a disaster, including a pole shift, the "return" of Planet X or the Sun's sinister counterpart Nemesis, a galactic, planetary, or other celestial alignment, global warming, global cooling, a massive solar flare, or a new ice age. None had any basis in respected science. For example, the "galactic alignment" between the sun, Earth, and galactic center happens every December. The best alignment was reached in the 1990s, and was accompanied by its own set of doomsday theories. Alignments since then have been increasingly poor.

The title refers to the end-date of the 13th b'ak'tun of the Long Count calendar, used by the Mayan Meso-American civilization. In their creation myth, we live in the fourth "attempt" at creating the world, while the third attempt was dismissed as a failure after its own 13th b'ak'tun. Though Mayan documents contain no such information, a popular myth stated that the calendar "ended" on that date, and certain religions predicted an apocalyptic event on that date. The Long Count calendar can express dates from about 3000 B.C. (their date for the creation of the world) to about forty octillion years in the future. It's almost impossible to express that date in a mortally comprehensible fashion.

The film's title plays upon the myth of the Mayan calendar ending in 2012. It actually ends in 3770 and doesn't predict any end of the world. New Age hoaxers claimed the calendar ended in order to make money. Mayas never claimed that and were annoyed by outsiders pestering them with questions about it.

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Bios I've tried to post there.

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John Colbert AKA Lightning Bear was born in Houston, Texas in 1947 and from there moved to California. His first work in film was with a production company doing commercials and travel logs for the Mexican government. He spent 6 months traveling through Mexico, him working as an actor, precision driver, diver and boat handler. In 1965 after leaving the company, a Scottish friend and him, decided to go to Hollywood. He met Spanky McFarland who was once on the "Little Rascals". He was producing and directing at Universal Studios at the time. Colbert pretended he was American Indian and told McFarland that his name was "Lighting Bear." Spanky offered to help him and got him into SAG. Spanky said that the best position was in stunts.

After returning from Vietnam in the 70s he had the chance to work with Richard Harris on the film "A Man Called Horse" which later helped get him on Star Wars. It was during preproduction and production of the "Return of a Man Called Horse" that he traveled to England. A friend from England was working as a model maker on Star Wars at Elstree Studios. He took Colbert with him and helped get him work as a Stormtrooper and Biker Scout.

Colbert also had a company in film and television doing work as the Executive Production Co-coordinator. He produced a show for the Tropicana Hotel called "After Midnight" and worked as a Stunt Co-coordinator and 2nd Unit Director. Colbert also did acting in summer stock, one of which was "West Side Story", playing one of the Sharks, and was able to work with Sean Connery on "Diamond are Forever" in Las Vegas.

In 1993, Colbert went to Germany and impersonated being an American Indian shaman. In 2002, Colbert was sentenced to 15 months probation on seven charges of dangerous bodily injury. Colbert had passed off whippings and mutilations in the genital area of women as "shamanic ceremony and healing." Several of the victims came forward and posted public accounts of what they went through.

In 2003, a warrant was issued for Colbert's arrest in Australia for similar abuse after being exposed by Channel 9 in Melbourne. Colbert fled the country.

He returned to Germany and continued to sell what he claimed was shamanic healing. In 2005, Colbert directed an independent film called "Bad Blood". In 2011, Colbert died in Hanau, Germany. New Age sites in German still often list him as American Indian and a shaman.

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 Cesidio Tallini also calls himself Wequarran Archimedes. He also claims to be: A Native American sachem (leader). The paramount chief of the Ryamecah Confederation. The Governor of the United Micronations Multi-Oceanic Archipelago. The Bishop and founder of the Cesidian Church. Ambassador at Large of Antarctica.

Most others do not accept, agree with, or believe his claims. He is in his forties, unmarried, unemployed, and lives with his parents.

He is a leader in Nemenhah, a group of whites claiming to be a Native American church or university. Many Nemenhah are alternative medicine sellers or have anti government militia beliefs.

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 William Two Feather was born William Schober, of German and Mexican ancestry. He grew up in Los Angeles. In 1997 he claimed to be Apache and started selling New Age versions of Native ceremonies. He claims to be a faith healer, psychic surgeon, and "shaman." In 2018, Schober was involved in an altercation at a New Age gathering. Duncan OFinian was shot four times. Schober was charged with the shooting, but acquitted. Schober remains a controversial figure, especially to American Indians.

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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2018, 04:10:33 am »
Asa Carter's other film was Outlaw Josey Wales. Wrote this review that was rejected by IMDB, similar to the Little Tree one. Someone's an Eastwood fan, or a Confederate sympathizer. I'll post it on Academia.edu.

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Anyone looking for a simple thumbs up or thumbs down, look elsewhere. I'm also aware that most of those who love this film will go into denial. They'll likely downvote my review without reading it, as will racists. This review is for the thoughtful, open minded, and those interested in accurate history.

Outlaw Josey Wales, the book on which the film is based, was written by Asa Carter AKA Forrest Carter. Carter was not only a KKK member, he was a chapter founder and leader. He was also clearly a violent psychotic. He bombed several Black churches. There's clear evidence he beat a civil rights demonstrator to death with a club. Finally, he led an attack on famed singer Nat King Cole when Cole tried to tour the south.

But his greatest fame came from his writing. He wrote George Wallace's notorious "Segregation Now and Forever" speech, given when Wallace tried to block Black students from enrolling in the University of Alabama. Carter broke with Wallace a few years later, feeling that Wallace, while still white supremacist, was now "too moderate" because he wanted to avoid violence.

Carter invented a new identity. He wrote not only Outlaw Josey Wales but Education of Little Tree. He falsely claimed to be Cherokee, wore tanning makeup, and would go into mock "Indian war chants" in public. None if it worked.

Carter was exposed as a KKK terrorist the same year Josey Wales became a film. Natives and academics denounced Education of Little Tree and Carter as phony the same year it was published. That didn't matter to Hollywood. Disney made Little Tree into a film. Neither Disney not Eastwood ever apologized for enriching a Klansman and making him into a household name until his death.

The more naive would like to believe that Carter changed his ways or beliefs. No, both books and both films are deeply racist. As Native author Sherman Alexie argued, "Ultimately I think it is the racial hypocrisy of a white supremacist." In Josey Wales, Carter seriously claims Native women have sex with horses. In Little Tree, Carter claims that making moonshine is part of Cherokee tradition.

What Carter tried to do in both books was make public admiration and sympathy for American Indians serve the white supremacist, and especially the white southerner and KKK, causes. Josey Wales is a fantasy of a Confederate guerilla as being just like the best Native warriors. In Little Tree, Carter tries to claim white Southerners were heartbroken to see their Cherokee neighbors removed by the Trail of Tears. This is as false as can be. White Southerners were the ones pushing for forced removal. They elected Andrew Jackson to force Natives out of their homelands, and he did so by ethnic cleansing that killed over 20,000.

Again, both Carter books and films were deeply racist, and openly so. Josey Wales the film kept the "Indian women sex with horses" smear. The film is derogatory in spite of Native actor Dan George's efforts to make the film less insulting. Though Carter wrote a number of racist harangues against Natives as "savages" that made it into the film, Dan George undercuts them whenever possible. He delivers such lines with wry humor, sarcasm, or turns them back against white viewers. The one sickening exception is an old white woman's racist rants where she then hypocritically tells George, "No offense meant..." and George has to reply, "None taken."

George's character is named Lone Watie, an obvious take on the real life Stand Watie, a traitor to the Cherokee Nation who signed away their homeland for his own profit, barely escaped execution for his treason, and then spent the Civil War carrying out terrorism on his own people, killing several thousand. But in Josey Wales, "Lone Watie" is remade into a wry elderly curmudgeon.

Both Carter and Eastwood attached a "savage" Indian to Josey Wales to make Wales, a pro slavery terrorist, seem less motivated by bigotry. Confederate apologists have long done this, fabricating myths about "Cherokee cavaliers." There were some pro Confederate Cherokees, slave owners who hated both Blacks and their own Native ancestry and heritage, white wannabes.

Other Natives made a temporary alliance with the Confederacy for strategy reasons. They switched sides back to the US in the middle of the Battle of Pea Ridge, throwing off their CSA uniforms. The Confederacy had a policy of terrorism against Natives such as the Lumbee. One CSA leader, Colonel John Baylor, ordered genocide by mass poisoning against Apaches.

What of the rest of its portrayal of the Civil War? Since the story was written by a Klansman, one should expect it to whitewash the Confederacy and demonize Americans (you know, the Union). And it certainly does, with one falsehood after another.

The film has Wales as a peaceful farmer who only turns terrorist (what are inaccurately called raiders or guerillas) after his farm is burned and family killed. In fact, Confederates were the aggressors. They began the Civil War by attacking Fort Sumter. They also attacked hundreds of federal forts and installations long before Fort Sumter, seizing property and weapons by the ton.

They also carried out systematic terrorism in order to secede by force, since most Southerners were pro Union. This included both Black and white Southerners. The four border states were overwhelmingly loyal Americans and did not secede. Large parts of the Southern states were pro Union: north Alabama; north Arkansas; central Florida; southeast and north Georgia: north and southeast Louisiana; southwest Mississippi; western North Carolina; east Tennessee; central, northeast, and south Texas, and what became West Virginia. Over 300,000 Southerners fought for the Union. Over half of white Southern men dodged the draft, and two thirds deserted the CSA Army.

What about the film's depiction of Confederate raiders? Again, they were terrorists out for profit. The Confederate government and military barely recognized them at best, often repudiating them and regarding them as criminals posing as fighting for a cause. The record of them as outright terrorists is clear. They mass murdered civilians in Lawrence, Kansas, POWs in Centralia, Illinois, and elsewhere.

The film shows such terrorists as being lured into surrendering and then murdered. Actual surrendering Confederate troops were treated with remarkable leniency. They were allowed to keep their weapons to hunt, their horses and mules to ride home, and given Union rations, clothing, and medical care.

Actual raiders/terrorists were often called bushwackers, reflecting their favorite method, killing by surprise, and mostly targeting civilians, including women and children. Few of them surrendered. Instead the most notorious of these terrorists, Quantrill's Raiders, lost all Confederate support after the massacre in Lawrence, Kansas. Quantrill was killed in one of his attacks. His terrorists fought among themselves, split into smaller groups, becoming even more brutal.

At war's end, most continued robbery, murder, and mayhem for profit. The best known of these terrorists was Jesse James, who murdered a US Army captain and a mayor after the war, as well as robbing numerous times before his gang was wiped out in the Northfield, Minnesota bank robbery. A pro Confederate newspaper editor invented the Robin Hood myth attached to James's name, but there's no evidence he gave money from his robberies to anyone but himself.

The remainder of the film shows Wales heading west. This again is the reverse of actual history. Most of the Southerners who went west after the Civil War were Blacks, former slaves trying to escape the mass terrorism of white Southern racists, especially by the KKK, the ideological ancestors of Josey Wales's author, Klan terrorist Asa Carter. Carter knew this, and by showing a CSA terrorist as hiding out in the West, he's arguing for White Victimhood, that white racists were the actual ones being persecuted.

Is the film still any good at all? Leaving aside the massive deliberate historical inaccuracies and racist propagandizing, it's fairly dull for an action film, and the worst of Eastwood's westerns. Only Dan George's humor brings any redemption to the film at all.

Absolutely no one should take the film as a true or accurate view of Natives, the Civil War, and especially not Confederate terrorists AKA raiders. There are far more accurate and frankly better films all around on the Civil War and Confederacy.

Please see them instead: Andersonville (Civil War POWs), Free State of Jones (southern Unionists), Friendly Persuasion (pacifists in Civil War), Glory (54th Colored), Jane Pittman (110-year-old ex-slave), Oldest Living Confederate Widow, Pharoah's Army (Civil War border states) Private History of a Campaign That Failed (Mark Twain on Confederate soldiers), Red Badge of Courage (1951), Secret Missions of the Civil War (Confederate terrorism), Union Bound (Civil War POWs), Woman Called Moses (Harriet Tubman)

Thanks for reading this far.
Dr. Alton Carroll
US, American Indian, and Latin American History
Northern Virginia Community College

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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2018, 02:21:46 am »
Two more reviews added, on Return of Billy Jack and White Buffalo.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3406608/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
Over two dozen ratings for a film that has zero reviews. Obviously someone went to the trouble to pad those ratings.

Tom Laughlin made some of the worst films of all time, loved mostly by those who want to hear preaching to the converted. His only hit was the original Billy Jack, and that because of blind luck. It happened to coincide with the first wave of martial arts films to be popular in the US.

That's gone in the rest of his movies. All of Laughlin's later films were incredibly preachy, appealing mostly to those who naively romanticized the Weather Underground but never had the guts to join. This film is no exception.

It also features Laughlin's bizarre race baiting: Himself as very obviously white...but playing a laughable stereotype of a Native...while posing as a champion of Natives...yet choosing causes that are far and away from actual Native issues. Got that?

The Billy Jack character is also based on the lies told by a white New Age imposter. John Pope was a retired white railroad worker who posed as Cherokee and had a cult following of white hippies. Among those he fooled were the Grateful Dead.

The film went thru half a dozen changes in subject and script before settling on the cheapest easy target, mobsters and child abusers. And still it manages to be so irritating and preachy that you start to root for the villains.

Thankfully, Laughlin passed away without ever getting funding for a Billy Jack remake. There were plans to get Keanu Reeves to star in it (!?) that were luckily ended by Native protests.

For all but Laughlin's three or four remaining fans, save yourself the pain of watching this.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2203800/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
New Age Imposters Present False Information

The reviews of this title are very low for a reason. Gary "Fourstars" and his wife are NOT Native. They are whites, and the actual Fourstar family have repeatedly asked them to quit using a name they have no right to and quit posing as Native medicine people.

The white buffalo prophecy is very inaccurately portrayed in this film. It's a prophecy solely of a few Plains tribes. The Hopi have nothing to do with it. The actual prophecy states a white buffalo must change to particular colors, not remain white. Most of the "white buffalos" out there are actually buffalo-cattle hybrids bred by the unscrupulous to make money off the prophecy.

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Re: NAFPS Reviews of Nuage Related Films
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2018, 03:16:05 pm »
I set up an IMDB account and decided to add truthful reviews to any Nuage or Nuage-themed or influenced films. This thread will be a record and reference to those.

All your reviews (ten so far) are gathered here. Reading i sincerely recommend:

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur85503622/ [nafps's Profile]

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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2018, 07:47:25 am »
At the IMDB community board, I asked why they weren't allowing my review of Outlaw Josey Wales discussing Asa Carter was a KKK terrorist. Esp why since they did for Education of Little Tree.
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/imdb-editor-will-not-allow-discussing-the-author-of-outlaw-josey-wales-was-a-kkk-terrorist

Reaction was swift. They retaliated within a few hours by pulling the Little Tree review.

If it's so important of the site to protect the rep of a violent Klansman, they definitely need a very public article written to embarrass them.

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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2018, 09:05:16 pm »
Two more posted, we'll see if they allow them.
ETA: They're now up, both of them. I'm surprised. Seemingly they only censor the truth if they're paying attention.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1339558/?ref_=nm_flmg_slf_1
A New Age Hoax Posing as Native
Calling this a documentary is a stretch. It's about as accurate as those awful Ancient Alien shows on History Channel. New Age nonsense throughout, POSING as American Indian:

The 2012 pseudo prophecy came from New Age imposters, not Mayas or other Natives. Actual Mayas were appalled and frustrated because they have no prophecies about 2012. Far from any end of the world, their ancient calendars go to the year 4377! And even then they don't show any apocalypse. All those claims came from white New Agers posing as experts in order to fleece the fearful and gullible.

"Chief Sonne Reyna" is not a chief, and his claims of ancestry change constantly, from Yaqui to Apache to Comanche to Coahuilteca to Carrizo. None of these tribes are related to each other. The last, Carrizo, were made extinct over 200 years ago! His real name is Juan Jose Reyna Jr. He's Mexican with possibly distant ancestry, and makes his living peddling New Age nonsense to European whites.

Save your time and avoid seeing this hoax from imposters and exploiters.

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And a bio of Reyna:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3561522/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Born Juan Jose Reyna Jr. according to his father's obituary at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35118985/juan-jose-reyna.  Reyna is a Mexican American calling himself "Chief Sonne Reyna." He is not a chief, and his claims of ancestry change constantly, from Yaqui to Apache to Comanche to Coahuilteca to Carrizo. None of these tribes are related to each other. The last, Carrizo, were made extinct over 200 years ago.

He possibly has distant ancestry, and makes his living peddling New Age ideas to European whites, passing them off as Native American. Also calls himself "Whirlwind Eagle Wolf." On some sites he uses the British spelling, "wolfe." He claims to be a "Nawal Eagle Clan Chief, Sun Dance Society Peace Chief, and Global Ambassador for the Supernatural worlds." Neither naguals nor the Sun Dance have anything to do with any of the tribes he falsely claims. He also sells just about everything, weddings and namings, and is based in Germany.

He claims training from "Dr." Louis Turi, a French astrologer whose degree came from a degree mill. Reyna also claims to be a member of the American Indian Movement (AIM). AIM denies this. Lakota tribes deny he is a Sundance chief as he claims. Reyna also once falsely claimed to be Geronimo's great-grandson. Reyna has been married and divorced twice, the second time to a French woman, abandoning both the wife and child.

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Re: NAFPS Reviews of Nuage Related Films
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2018, 02:39:33 pm »
One more I tried. First one declined, mainly different in not having links.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1587381/
Whitewashing a Cult
It's rare to find a cult so glamorized. Usually that means the cult itself is the source of the falsehoods. That's true in this case.

This short film has no mention that the supposed prophecy of Rainbow Warriors is false.
http://www.johntarleton.net/niman.html

No mention of the violence that has afflicted cult gatherings, rapes, child molesting, and several murders.
https://allthatsinteresting.com/rainbow-family

No mention of the desecration of Native sacred sites, and that Natives object strongly to them.
https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/anger-arises-over-planned-rainbow-gathering-in-black-hills/article_d2fd2b86-bfd4-5209-974e-63418c95b5d0.html

No mention of the environmental damage each gathering causes, the garbage generated in each gathering, including used syringes.
https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2016/07/18/cleanup-continues-rainbow-gathering-site-mount-tabor-vermont/87260620/

No mention of the cultural appropriation they've always practiced, doing false versions of Native ceremonies.

It does seem like there is a Rainbow member or sympathizer at IMDB. They barred a previous review. Hopefully they have the integrity to let this one stand.

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Re: NAFPS Reviews of Nuage Related Films
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2018, 02:33:10 am »
Two more, we'll see if they accept them.
ETA- One accepted.
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Bio of Erich Von Daniken, author of Chariots of the Gods
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0902206/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0902206/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

Erich Von Daniken is a writer, producer, and former hotel manager and convicted con artist. He was first convicted at age 19 for theft, then at age 29 for fraud and embezzlement. He was a hotel manager in Davos, Switzerland when he wrote Chariots of the Gods. At age 33 he was convicted again for fraud, embezzlement, and forgery, stealing $130,000. His second book Gods from Outer Space was written in prison.

Von Daniken's books were enormously popular, selling tens of millions of copies. Royalties from his books paid off his legal fees and fines. The reaction from academics was scathing. Carl Sagan wrote, "I know of no recent books so riddled with logical and factual errors as the works of Von Daniken." Archaeologists and historians were equally critical, with some pointing to Von Daniken's racism for claims like "Was the black race a failure and did the extraterrestrials change the genetic code by gene surgery and then program a white or a yellow race?"

Von Daniken had a definite long term impact, seen in the influence on programs such as Ancient Aliens, for which he is a frequent presenter. Ancient Aliens angered scholars enough that they put out a feature length documentary debunking it, Ancient Aliens Exposed. Von Daniken also designed Mystery Park, a theme park based on ancient alien themes that opened in Switzerland in 2003. It closed in 2006 due to low turnout and financial failure. It briefly reopened in 2010.

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Chariots of the Gods
Let me quote at length from Hyperallergic:

"The questioning of human building projects in Chariots of the Gods remains a bedrock for many within the field of pseudo-archaeology. Far from innocuous, these alien theories undermine the intellect of non-European cultures in Africa and South America, as well as the Native peoples in North America by erasing their achievements.

...many (though not all) extraterrestrial theories focus on archaeological structures at sites within Egypt, Africa, South America, and North America - a fact that has led some academics to see beliefs in ancient alien engineers as a stalking horse for racism."

Julien Benoit, paleontology at the University of the Witwatersrand South Africa, addressed the harm of these theories:

"They perpetuate and give air to the racist notion that only Europeans - white people - ever were and ever will be capable of such architectural feats."

Medieval historian Chris Reidel noted:

"That's what the ancient aliens theory does: it discredits the origins of civilizations, and almost entirely of non-white civilizations. Do they suggest the Roman Forum or Parthenon were? No."

If we look to Von Däniken's words, there can be little doubt that his racial beliefs influenced his extraterrestrial theories. He wrote:

"Was the black race a failure and did the extraterrestrials change the genetic code by gene surgery and then programme a white or a yellow race?"

He also printed beliefs about the innate talents of certain races: "Nearly all negroes are musical; they have rhythm in their blood."

What does it mean to deny a non-Western civilization their accomplishments? Dr. Benyera remarked:

"Western denialists would rather attribute the Great Zimbabwe to aliens, who do not exist, than attribute them to the Shona people and the Africans who exist and who built them."