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Buffalo Dreams

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Drama explores Navajo traditions, environmental issues.

Movie G 2005 89 minutes
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Teaching kids to respect the environment and about man's all-important stewardship of the earth are central themes here, which makes it worthwhile viewing. The emphasis is on a kind of self-examination that teens may be able to relate to. Thomas scolds Josh about being oblivious to his environment at the same time that Thomas himself struggles with embracing some of his heritage's spirituality. The big, valuable takeaway from Buffalo Dreams is that we're all flawed in our own ways, but it doesn't have to keep us from finding and being our best selves.

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