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The Education of Little Tree (1997)

The Education of Little Tree
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7.3 IMDB rating
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Directed by
Richard Friedenberg Richard Friedenberg

Starring (View all)
Joseph Ashton Joseph Ashton
Little Tree / Joshua
Mika Boorem Mika Boorem
Little Girl
Graham Greene Graham Greene
Willow John
Leni Parker Leni Parker

Written by (View all)
Forrest Carter Forrest Carter


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Description: The film tells the story of a half-Cherokee orphan who eludes the clutches of his prim white aunt and is reared in the wilderness of the Great Smoky Mountains by his grandparents. Granma (Tantoo Cardinal) is Cherokee; Granpa (James Cromwell) was ``born white, but learned to see through Cherokee eyes.'' In a series of vignettes that adds up to life's lessons, they teach Little Tree (Joseph Ashton) his school lessons, the poetry of nature and a lot of common sense. The film, set in the 1930s, of course sentimentalizes the wisdom of Native Americans--who, after decades in which they could do no right in the movies, now can do no ... (more)
Release date: 25 December 1997
UPC: 097363361442
Tags: Drama (1), SnP (1), Sort (1), Coming Of Age (1), Based On A Novel (1), Book (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Myth/religion (1), Growth/healing (1), Evolution (1)
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