June 28, 2008

30 Days on Navajo rez

FX '30 Days' show to feature Navajo NationRenowned Navajo rodeo champions, Karl and Deborah Jackson-Dennison and family hosted documentary screenwriter and director, Morgan Spurlock at their ranch near Tohatchi, N.M. on the Navajo Nation last summer for an upcoming TV episode.

The Dennison family will be featured in "Life on an Indian Reservation," a 30 Days series on the FX Network on July 8 at 10 p.m.

Morgan Spurlock caught a glimpse of Navajo life by living in a Navajo hogan without running water and experiences firsthand the difficulty of finding suitable employment on the reservation.

Unlike most reality shows, 30 Days generates awareness of real life issues and situations. Undertaking unique situations is format spun from Spurlock's award-winning documentary "Super Size Me" (Critics Award winner and 2005 Academy Award nomination).
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1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Thanks for the 'heads up' about the 30 DAYS episode. writerfella particularly enjoyed a reportedly straight guy's '30 days' in the gay district of San Francisco back in the show's first season. You watched a person becoming more well-rounded in his appreciations of American life today. Strangely, all who knew him back in his Wisconsin hometown didn't know what to make of the man's changed attitudes and behaviors. It was a landmark piece of documentary...
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Russ Bates