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Harold of Orange

USA, 1984 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Richard Weise

A satiric comedy which explores the symbiotic relationship between Native Americans and philanthropic foundations. The screenplay draws on trickster myths common to many Native American tribes to dispel Hollywood myths of the "Wild Indian' and the "Noble Savage", as it portrays a people for whom humour is a means of survival.

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