White Shamans and Plastic Medicine Men

Director: Terry Macy

Institute History

  • 1996 Sundance Film Festival


A timely issue within Indian Country, the appropriation and commercialization of Native American spiritual and religious practices by non-Indians, is explored with humor, anger, and thoughtful insight in the documentary White Shamans and Plastic Medicine Men.

— Stephen Lewis

Screening Details

  • Section: Beyond Borders: New Native Cinema
  • Film Type: Dramatic Short
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 25 min.


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