This film on DVD is a journey through history, where famed
photographer Edward S. Curtis explains Native American cultures in his own
words and photographs. This spectacular cinematic reconstruction of Curtis's 1911-12
magic-lantern slide show illuminates a time when Native Americans were
forced from their lands and separated from their cultures.
documentation of Indian cultures serve as a unique footprint in time. The Indian Picture Opera
contains hundreds of his photos, plus the music that accompanied the
original slide show. Its a magical time tour—a throwback to nearly 100 years ago.
Modern computer graphics and animations bring it to life. So do the 19
recreated musical compositions that Henry Gilbert composed for the original
music that had been lost for nearly 100 years!