PODCAST |Matt Micucci interviews Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr, director of the film Wild Indian.
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A conversation with Lyle Mitchell corbine Jr, director of Wild Indian, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film follows two Native American men whose lives are marked by a senseless act of violence they experience as kids. In this interview, the director shares his familiarity with the setting and themes explored in Wild Indian, his views on representations of Native Americans in cinema, his love of filmmaking, working with actor Michael Greyeyes and more.
Wild Indian: Makwa, a young Anishinaabe boy, has a rough life. He often appears at school with bruises he says he got falling down, but no one believes him. He and his only friend, Ted-O, like to escape by playing in the woods, until the day Makwa shockingly murders a schoolmate. After covering up the crime, the two boys go on to live very different lives. Now, as adult men, they must face the truth of what they have done and what they have become.