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The Song of Hiawatha
The Song of Hiawatha
Actors: Graham Greene, Litefoot
Genres: Drama, Television
PG     2005     1hr 54min

Adaptation of henry wadsworth longfellows beloved epic poem celebrating the heroic deeds of the legendary ojibway chief of miraculous birth sent by the great spirit to lead his people. Studio: Platinum Disc Llc Release D...  more »


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Actors: Graham Greene, Litefoot
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Television
Studio: Platinum Disc
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/07/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 54min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Surprisingly good.
Swimming Rabbit | 01/06/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This will not be everyone's cuppa tea. But I, personally, was pleasantly surprised. You just have to first remember that this is BASED ON AN EPIC POEM...thus, you have to watch it that way, like a story-story rather than a film-story--and somehow they pull it off without disconnecting (at least for me). Litefoot as Hiawatha might initially seem like he was strangely casted, but he's understated and convincing--definitely earned his role (and it's too bad he doesn't get more work these days). Adam Beach is great as the quirky BFF.

Sheila Tousey was miscast in my opinion (she was too young at the time to play a good grandmother role--clearly Tantoo was already booked), and while Irene Bedard is good (and looking smokin hot, I might add--I say this objectively as a fellow woman), I wasn't sure I was digging her take on Minnehaha. Also, the context--these 2 white trapper dudes being told the story by Sheila and Gordon--was jarring in the beginning, but somehow it eases into itself and it's not a problem. Overall, it's a very, very enjoyable film. Mad props for being successfully unHollywood and original on a low budget--and still being highly entertaining.
The Song Of Hiawatha
Carol | Colorado Springs, CO | 10/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I think it was nicely done. Being an elder who teaches Native traditions to the young, I would use this movie for children to watch. Certain aspects were incorrect, like the pony beads on the dresses as mentioned by another, but that can easily be rectified in a teaching setting.

C. Chatelain"
The Song of Hiawatha -- DVD
Fred Monroe | Roanoke VA USA | 03/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I liked the film very much, but you must read the book. I mean, watch the film first and then read the book. Read it out loud to an appreciative someone such as a child. Use rPaul Harvey (dramatic) voice when you read. I love the poetry... You don't get the poetry in the film.

I thought the costuming left a little to be desired. All the beadwork was done in pony (large) beads. Hallmark family rated."
Awesome video!
Sassy Sue | New Orleans, LA United States | 10/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Song of Hiawatha is an excellent movie. I use it with my students (boys, grades 8-12) as a springboard for discussion of Native American ethics toward the environment. They really enjoy it."