"The documentary lets the Indians speak for themselves. There's
not a lot of heavy-handed voiceover. For the most part it's the Indians
doing their own talking... It gives the viewer a very personal view of
what the Pow-Wow means to the participants."
says The New York Times
"The film is an engaging, visually stunning, 54 minute excursion into
the colors, sounds, sights and essence of the Pow Wow. It features dances
ablaze in colorful regalia, representing spirits, animals or tribal affiliation;
ancestral chanting accompanied by the ever-present beat of the drum singing
the song of the universe. The film allows Native Americans from across
the U.S. and Canada to tell in their own words what the Pow Wow means
says The Resident
"...the film offers a glimpse into an ancient ceremony that
links present-day islanders to their Native American past."
says The Long Island Voice
"The film justifiably won first prize in the feature documentary
category at the Long Island Film Festival."
Traveling The Distance is a PBS Heritage