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Black Elk Productions (Beverly Hills, CA)
John F. Beck (Project Director: June 1976 to present)
Marlon Brando (Co Project Director: June 1976 to present)

The First Americans

A proposal to produce a multi-episodic history in visual form of the native American Indian. It is conceived in the form of 13 hour-long film programs for television, encompassing the native American experience from first settlement of the American continents to contemporary times. Programs will employ documentary and dramatic techniques utilizing actors of reputation.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Media, Humanities Projects in

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$50,000 (approved)
$50,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1976 – 6/30/1977