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Noble Savage Learns to Tweet

A Poetry film short written by LeAnne Howe (Choctaw), directed by R. Vincent Moniz, Jr. (NuEta) with animation and digital effects by Jonathan Thunder (Chippewa). The video poem began as a way to show how "Noble Savage" feels about being a stereotype. He reasons that if he's an icon he should go to Wall Street and make money from his image. After seeing the three non-Indian women in headdresses he walks away from Wall Street vowing never to return. Stay tuned.

  • R. Vincent Moniz, Jr.
    Director of poetry films: Three poems by Heid Erdrich: Pre-Occupied
  • LeAnne Howe
    Indian Country Diaries: Spiral of Fire. Screenwriter, and narrator of a 90 minute PBS documentary about the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee North Carolina. 2006.
  • LeAnne Howe
    Co-producer with James M. Fortier, Playing Pastime: American Indian Fast-pitch Softball and Survival. 2007. (festival screenings only)
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • None
Director Biography - R. Vincent Moniz, Jr.

An enrolled member of the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation of Fort Berthold North Dakota, Moniz is a performance artist, and video filmmaker. He has directed a trio of videos based on the poems of Heid Erdrich.

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