Price: $350.00

    Code: 2454

    Directed by Marie-Michele Jasmin-Belisle
    2012, 74 minutes
    Purchase: $350 | Classroom rental: $125

    A candid portrait of Dennis Banks ("Nowa Cumig" in Ojibwe), co-founder of the American Indian Movement as he embarks upon his continued historical quest for the protection and revitalization of health, culture, and environment. Filled with extensive interviews and never-before-seen archival materials including the Longest Walk of 1978, the film offers a powerful account of the legendary American Indian leader.

    Through extensive interviews, photographs, and archival footage, Nowa Cuming tells the story of American Indian Movement from the days that followed the Custer trial and the Wounded Knee siege, to the age of The Longest Walk, the three cross-continental walks for peace, sacred sites and Mother Earth which took place between 1978 and 2011, as well as the many anti-nuclear runs and walks across the U.S. and Japan which have been taking place since the 1980s. The film also tells the story of his friendship with musicians, militants, Buddhist leaders, and their ensuing lifelong partnerships in peace and anti-nuclear walks worldwide.

    Nowa Cumig: the Drum Will Never Stop is a celebration of Dennis Banks and all men, women and children who devoted their life to protect indigenous culture, sacred sites, and above all, life.

    Subjects & Collections

    Festivals & Awards

    * Official Selection, American Indian Film Festival
    * Official Selection, Greenville International Film Festival
    * Official Selection, Native American Indian Film and Video Festival of the Southeast


    "A tribute to what the man has done since the militant days of AIM. who he is today, and whom he has touched along the way... Suitable for high school classes and for college courses in cultural anthropology, environmental anthropology, anthropology of activism and cultural change, and Native American studies, as well as general audiences." - Anthropology Review Database

    "Recommended. Heart-felt and hopeful...The film is pertinent to Native American and environmental studies curriculum and sociological studies of social movements. In addition to the obvious subject areas of anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, and political science, the film could apply to the arts & humanities, and it could inform policy studies regarding nuclear energy and other forms of energy and land use." - Educational Media Reviews Online