Reel Shorts 2018

  • 1:43:00
  • Canada
  • 2017
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This powerful Canadian documentary about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history features some of the greatest music stars of our time: Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and others. It reveals the untold story of their influence on blues, jazz, folk, pop, rock, heavy metal – popular culture as we know it. Winner of numerous awards including the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, and the Best Music Documentary Film at the 2017 Boulder International Film Festival.



  • Coarse Language
  • Nudity



  • Catherine Bainbridge & Co-Director Alfonso Maiorana