November 14, 2008

Tribute to Floyd Westerman

“Remembering Floyd Red Crow Westerman (1936-2007)”

Music’s Finest Come out to Pay TributeThe American Indian Film Institute (AIFI) proudly announce a special film and music tribute “Remembering Floyd Red Crow Westerman (1936-2007)” presented November 13 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Westerman was an accomplished singer/songwriter whose 1969 debut album“Custer Died for Your Sins” earned critical acclaim. He also was a human rights activist who performed with Sting in the rainforest benefits; and actor receiving world-wide attention and acclaim as “Ten Bears” in Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves. His film and television credits include Swing Vote, Grey Owl, Hidalgo, Walker Texas Ranger, X-Files, Murder She Wrote, Northern Exposure and Dharma & Greg.

The music tribute will be directed by Indian songwriter/performer Keith Secola and hosted by comic Charlie Hill and Max Gail. Preceding the tribute will be the World Premiere of documentary feature “Coloring the Media” directed by Carlisle Antonio. The film explores what it means to be Indian in the new millennium while dealing with established prejudices by mainstream media and include exclusive interviews with the late Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Robert Redford and John Trudell.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Dakota Actor Dies and The Best Indian Movies.

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