P.O.V., Public television's award-winning non-fiction film series presents Boomtown
BOOMTOWN By Bryan Gunnar Cole
July 2, 2002 at 10pm (check your local listings.)
Blink Stars and Grim Reapers. Thunderkings and Predators. Do you know your fireworks? Just in time for July 4th comes Boomtown, a lively visit to the Suquamish Nation near Seattle, where selling fireworks has become a tradition for some Suquamish tribal members. For 30 years, this part of Indian country has sold fireworks that are officially banned off the reservation, attracting non-Indian buyers from near and far. And then on July 4th, the Suquamish tribe plays host to one of the most enjoyable and unpredictable fireworks shows around. In a place where federal, state and local policies routinely collide with Native sovereignty, Boomtown focuses on this animated enterprise, offering a special glimpse into contemporary Indian life, where Native tradition meets today's economic realities with uniquely successful results. A Native American Telecommunications (NAPT) Co-presentation (TBD)
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