Native American veterans candidly talk about their perspectives on war and warfare in intimate portraits that reveal a complex relationship with today’s changing world.
Shot on location by Simona Piantieri in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma, on an idea by Max Carocci, the documentary accompanies the traveling exhibition he curated for the British Museum Warriors of the Plains: Two Hundred Years of Ritual and Honour.
The film complements the book Warriors of the Plains: the Arts of Plains Indian Warfare by Max Carocci, which features cover and photographs by Simona Piantieri.
"Warriors" A video by Max Carocci and Simona Piantieri
Promo video for the exhibition 'Warriors of the Plains: Two-Hundred Years of Native North American Ritual and Honour' curated by Max Carocci (London, British Museum, 6 January – 7 April, 2009).
"Written Out Of History" A video by Max Carocci and Simona Piantieri
Written Out of History blends historical facts with accounts of the forgotten legacy of Native American slavery told by indigenous scholars and anthropologists. Originally shot on location in North America, Europe, and the Caribbean, this artistic documentary reconstructs for the first time on camera the events that led to the erasure of indigenous forced labour from the annals of history.
"On The Traces of Pocohontas" A video by Max Carocci and Simona Piantieri
The continuing legacy of John White’s seventeenth century watercolors is discussed by the descendants of the peoples he encountered. Shot during the visit of a delegation of Virginian Indian chiefs to Britain in 2006, it shows their impressions about these ancient images in the British Museum’s department of Prints and Drawings. The film follows the chiefs during their tribute to their ancestor Pocahontas buried in Gravesend, England and shows them dancing in celebration of the founding of the first British colony in North America. This contemporary commentary to the first visual documents of Native American peoples by European artists was produced to accompany the exhibition 'A New World' (London, British Museum, 15 March – 17 June 2007).