Writer and scholar Gerald Vizenor, of the White Earth Nation, wrote the screenplay for the film Harold of Orange in 1983 while teaching at the University of Minnesota. It’s a playful film about a modern day trickster played by Native American actor/comedian Charlie Hill (Oneida). Set in Minnesota and filled with comedy and irony, the film explores the interaction between Native Americans and philanthropic foundations. It premiered in Minneapolis in 1984 at the Uptown Theater. KFAI’s Dixie Treichel has the story.
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This work is funded in part by the Minnesota Humanities Center with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.