DescriptionNative Americans living in major cities sustain their cultural identities and traditions, far from their tribal homelands. Narrated by Conroy Chino of the Acoma Pueblo, Looking Toward Home explores how government relocation programs in the 1950s enticed significant numbers of Native Americans to leave the reservation for life in major cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The story is told through their eyes and of subsequent generations as they maintain their tribal identity far away from the culturally nurturing climate of the reservation.
- Format: DVD
- Director: Dale Kruzic
- Studio: Chino/Kruznic
- Release Date: 2003
- Run Time: 57 minutes
About the Artist
Director and producer Dale Kruzic lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A veteran documentary filmmaker, he worked for two PBS-affiliates, KNME and KCTS, for fifteen years. At KNME, he was the originator and executive producer for the cultural affairs series Colores! Many of Kruzic's films chronicle the lives of Native residents of the Southwest, from Apache artist Allen Houser to the Zia Hot Shots, a wheelchair basketball team featured in the award-wining documentary Kiss My Wheels. Kruzic was co-executive producer and editor for Surviving Columbus, which won an Emmy and the George F. Peabody award. Kruzic studied film and television at San Francisco State University and grew up in the Bay Area.
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