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Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: Living Outside Tribal Lines

Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill is joined by writer Sherman Alexie. Born on a Native American reservation, Alexie has been navigating the boundaries of American culture in lauded poetry, novels, short stories, screenplays, and even stand-up comedy for more than two decades. Alexie discusses the challenges of living in different cultures at the same time-"I know a lot more about being white than you know about being Indian," he tells Bill-and shares his irreverent perspective on contemporary American life.
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43 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on April 26, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Living Outside Tribal Lines
  • Moyers Introduces Sherman Alexie (1:36)
  • Living In Between Cultures (1:54)
  • Alien in your Birthplace (1:04)
  • Tribalism (1:53)
  • Alexie Reads "Tribal Music" (2:46)
  • The Bi-Polar Experience (2:11)
  • Alexie Reads "The Facebook Sonnet" (1:35)
  • Isolation in the Tech Society (2:25)
  • Homogenization of Tribalism (2:35)
  • Excerpts From "War Dances" and "Blasphemy" (5:03)
  • Indian Stereotypes (2:19)
  • Unrecognized Genocide (2:23)
  • Jewish and Indian Similarities (1:47)
  • Abraham Lincoln and the Sioux Hangings (4:43)
  • Why "Blasphemy" (4:48)
  • Credits: Moyers & Company: Living Outside Tribal Lines (2:26)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2013.
Recording Info
Broadcast date: April 12, 2013.
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53456 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (43 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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