Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: Harold of Orange

It’s been a rough year for many, but you’ve still got to laugh. 2016’s last featured Vision Maker Media film is “Harold of Orange,” a comedy-satire by Anishanaabe poet and scholar Gerald Vizenor that takes on the bureaucracy of business between two important Minnesota groups — American Indians and philanthropic foundations.

Charlie Hill stars as Harold, trickster and founder of the New School of Socioacupuncture, who is scheming to obtain corporate funding for a chain of coffeehouses featuring reservation-grown “pinch bean” coffee. What happens next — well, you’ll have to watch the film.

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Watch “Harold of Orange” on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting website.

We’ll be back in the new year with over 30 more films from Vision Maker Media before the anniversary celebration ends. Check back here every Tuesday, or follow us at @amarchivepub on Twitter to keep up with featured streaming films over the next 40 weeks. You can find the complete schedule here.

About Vision Maker Media

Vision Maker Media is the premier source for quality American Indian and Alaska Native educational and home videos. All aspects of Vision Maker Media programs encourage the involvement of young people to learn more about careers in the media – to be the next generation of storytellers. Vision Maker Media envisions a world changed and healed by understanding Native stories and the public conversations they generate.

With funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Vision Maker Media’s Public Media Content Fund awards support to projects with a Native American theme and significant Native involvement that ultimately benefits the entire public media community. Vision Maker Media, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) empowers and engages Native People to tell stories. For more information, www.visionmakermedia.org

Each week for the next forty weeks, a different film featuring Native voices from Native producers will be available to stream free online, in celebration of Vision Maker Media’s 40 years supporting American Indian and Alaska Native film projects.

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