in about 100 words or less
US 72m, B&W
Director: Kent MacKenzie; Cast: Yvonne Williams, Homer Nish, Tommy Reynolds, Rico Rodriguez, Clifford Ray Sam, Clydean Parker, Mary Donahue
The Exiles is a sympathetic documentary-like narrative of the day-to-day experiences of a group of young Native Americans living in Los Angeles. Set to rock and roll music, the group’s activities, which include drumming and dancing are integrated into their urban lifestyle. As a social document, The Exiles offers an important snapshot of the hopelessness of a segment of Native American society during mid-twentieth century (Klaus Ming October 2016).