Miss Navajo 2007 NR CC

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The role of women and tradition in Dine (Navajo) culture is explored through a young girl's quest for the Miss Navajo Nation crown.

Starring:
Radmilla Cody, Marilyn Help Hood
Runtime:
1 hour, 0 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Billy Luther
Starring Radmilla Cody, Marilyn Help Hood
Supporting actors Ida Gail Organick
Studio Sundance
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alexus Yabeny on March 2, 2014
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I chose their rating because I believe that it is very interesting to have a look at a tribe's way of doing things which is fascinating outlook on people especially on the Navajo people.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Smootiful on June 12, 2013
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You're drawn in from the very beginning. A very nicely executed documentary that is at once charming and compelling. This film draws you into the life of a lovely, introverted Navajo woman and her journey while introducing you to a culture and way of life that is not widely known. Poignant, relevant, and enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Doug Dew on April 12, 2013
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"Miss Navajo" is a gentle film by the young Navajo director Billy Luther. This film follows the self-proclaimed introvert, Crystal Frazier, as she competes for the title of "Miss Navajo." The Miss Navajo pageant is a contest that tests the participant"s knowledge of Navajo culture, tradition and language. This film contains stunning imagery, a moving musical score, and Native American poetry. These attributes leave the viewer with a glimpse into the world of the young Navajo woman, a woman who is deeply connected to, and concerned for, the future of her tribe. If this film is a glimpse into future of the Navajo Nation, that future appears to be filled with a passion for the traditions of the past and a promise for the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By brystler on February 28, 2013
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A good brief insight into the Navajo Nation. Documenting a Miss Navajo Nation Pageant was a good way to show some of the cultural, historical, and societal challenges many of the American Indian Nations are facing - keeping the beauty of their culture alive while still adapting to the current American culture. A couple Navajo friends recommended it to me as they were telling me bits and pieces about their culture and the pageant. When they told me about butchering a sheep as part of the pageant I believed them without hesitation. Right before I began to watch the video I wondered if my friends were teasing me about that part; but they weren't. Butchering a sheep is part of it - knowing the traditional old ways is a big part of the pageant. Have to love a culture that still honors the difficult job of getting food to the dinner plate.

Making flat bread, speaking Navajo, culture, traditions, history, and current Navajo issues are all part of the judging criteria. The fun part is seeing how good nature and lovable the people are throughout the video
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By AZG21 on October 1, 2014
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This Miss Navajo video is so much more than I expected. And I do highly recommend it to people who are interested in finding out more about the Navajo (Din’e) people, their culture, and stories and their way of life.

I’ve watched this video four or five times already, and it is packed with a lot of information about the Navajo people. But you have to be paying attention while you watch it, or you could miss some important information about various aspects of life in the Four Corners Area.

If you are looking for a beauty pageant where a blonde steps up to the microphone and begins talking about world peace, or whirled peas, well then, you won’t be finding that on this video. But if you want to know about the qualities of a Traditional Navajo Woman, then this video is a good place to start. Oh yea, and by the way, be prepared, because butchering a sheep is one of those traditional qualities since sheep have long been the lively hood for many of the Din’e people.
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