Allan Houser/Haozous: The Lifetime Work of an American Master

Institute History

  • 1999 Sundance Film Festival


Allan Houser/Haozous is a portrait of one of the great artists of this century. He was the first child born out of captivity to the Warm Spring Chiricahua Apache, Geronimo’s band. His artwork has been seen all over the world and is widely recognized by collectors and museums. The subtlety and refinement of his style brought dignity and definition to Native imagery. Phil Lucas’s documentary treatment of his life honors his work, his family, and his history.

Phil Lucas, Director
Phil Lucas, a Choctaw, graduated from Western Washington State in 1970 with a degree in visual communication. Over the past twenty years, he has made more than seventy-five documentary films and videos, including the award-nominated PBS series Images of Indians, Walking with Grandfather, and the Emmy-winning American Indian Dance Theatre: Dances for the New Generations. He also directed two hours of the Emmy-winning Native American series for TBS, and coproduced The Broken Chain, a feature film for Turner Network Television.

— Heather Rae


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