Broken Rainbow (film)

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Broken Rainbow
Broken Rainbow.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Maria Florio
Victoria Mudd
Produced by
Maria Florio
Victoria Mudd
Starring Laura Nyro
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Narrated by Martin Sheen
Music by Laura Nyro
Cinematography Baird Bryant
Frederick Elmes
Victoria Mudd
Tony St. John
Joan Weidman
Edited by Joanne D'Antonio Maria Florio
Victoria Mudd
Vivien Hillgrove
Distributed by Earthworks Productions
Release date(s) 1985
Running time 70 min.
Country United States.
Language English
Navajo

Broken Rainbow is a 1985 documentary film about the government-enforced relocation of thousands of Navajo Native Americans from their ancestral homes in Arizona. The Navajo were relocated to aid mining speculation in a process that began in the 1970s and continues to this day. The film is narrated by Martin Sheen. The title song was written by Laura Nyro, the theme music was composed by Paul Apodaca, with other original music by Rick Krizman and Fred Myrow.[1] It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[2]

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