American Experience (2009): S21E09 – We Shall Remain 05: Wounded Knee

Introduction American Experience, originally titled ‘The American Experience’, is an American television programme and a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary series created by Peter McGhee. Outline At a time of increasing Indian activism, the American Indian Movement’s last stand at Wounded Knee in 1973 brought attention to the desperate conditions of Indian reservation life. Around… Read More

American Experience (2009): S21E08 – We Shall Remain 04: Geronimo

Introduction American Experience, originally titled ‘The American Experience’, is an American television programme and a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary series created by Peter McGhee. Outline Apache Geronimo and his fierce band of warriors refused to accept the expansion of the United States and Mexican into his tribe’s land on the Plains. They earned the… Read More

American Experience (2009): S21E07 – We Shall Remain 03: Trail of Tears

Introduction American Experience, originally titled ‘The American Experience’, is an American television programme and a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary series created by Peter McGhee. Outline In years of trading with European Americans, many Cherokee members also adopted aspects of European-American religion, government, and education to establish their standing with the United States government and… Read More

American Experience (2009): S21E06 – We Shall Remain 02: Tecumseh’s Vision

Introduction American Experience, originally titled ‘The American Experience’, is an American television programme and a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary series created by Peter McGhee. Outline In 1805, Indians in the Northwest Territory were feeling the threat of westward expansion by European-American pioneers. Tecumseh, a Shawnee, brought regional tribes together into a confederacy with the… Read More

American Experience (2009): S21E05 – We Shall Remain 01: After the Mayflower

Introduction American Experience, originally titled ‘The American Experience’, is an American television programme and a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary series created by Peter McGhee. Outline In 1621, Wampanoag leader Massasoit negotiates to provide help to the ailing Pilgrims from the Mayflower, who are on the brink of disaster, because he thinks this alliance will… Read More

We Shall Remain Documentary Series Overview (2009)

Introduction We Shall Remain is a five-part, 7.5-hour documentary series about the history of Native Americans in the United States. It is part of the PBS American Experience series. Outline A documentary series about the history of Native Americans in the United States, from the 17th century into the 20th century. It was a collaborative… Read More

Veterans Journey Home: Ben’s Story (2021)

Introduction This five film series tells a different kind of “Hero’s Journey” than the one the public is used to. Outline A former Army Paratrooper and sniper, challenged by suicidal ideation, divorce, and alcoholism, fights to reconnect with his family and resume a place of leadership in civilian society. Veterans Journey Home Series You can… Read More

Veterans Journey Home: On Black Mountain (2021)

Introduction This five film series tells a different kind of “Hero’s Journey” than the one the public is used to. Outline 22 women Veterans transform through a 4 month meditation/mindfulness based healing retreat. Veterans Journey Home Series You can find a full index and overview of Veterans Journey Home here. Production & Filming Details Release… Read More

Veterans Journey Home: Solutions (2021)

Introduction This five film series tells a different kind of “Hero’s Journey” than the one the public is used to. Outline The philosophical underpinning to the entire five part series. The greatest minds highlight community-based, non-medicalised solutions for Veterans returning home. Veterans Journey Home Series You can find a full index and overview of Veterans… Read More