Myspace interview with Adoesha--"We Shall Remain: Tecumseh"
I told Chris that truly I am honored to be a part of this film. I appreciated him directing this film because he knows how important it is to tell the truth to what he is a part of. A lot of non native directors in the past as you know didn’t tell truth to Native films. Plus, on this film they had fluent Shawnee tribal elders leaders flown in to be a part of this project and where right there talking to the Directors up on history.
Hmm. I thought Chris Eyre said he was never going to do a historical drama because such a movie stereotypes Indians as people of the past. Maybe I misunderstood him.
Oh, yeah. Here's what I quoted him saying in Too Many Serious, Sad Stories: "I don’t see the value in films that show the past. They all end the same way—the Indians die."
Do the Indians triumph in Tecumseh's story? Er, no. But maybe Eyre's movie is a what-if fantasy in which Tecumseh wins.
For more on the subject, see The Best Indian Movies.