Standing Alone

Canada, 1982

Film
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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. However, confronted with the realisation 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 hour-long film is the powerful biographical study of a twenty-five-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. Includes footage of a traditional headdress and saddle being presented to Prince Charles. Photographed by Douglas Kiefer and Ernest McNabb. Edited by Tom Daly. Music by Eldon Rathburn. Sound by Bev Davidson, Claude Hazanavicius and John Knight (Awards: San Antonio, Vancouver)

Credits

director

Colin Low

producer

Tom Daly

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:57:50:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33390

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Canada - Vancouver - Awards

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indians of North America

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indians of North America - Canada

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indians of North America - Canada - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Intercultural communication

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Acculturation

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Intercultural communication

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Spirituality

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Acculturation

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Spirituality

History → Cowboys

People → Charles, Prince of Wales, 1948-

People → Cowboys

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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