Harold of Orange

Harold of Orange


This comedy explores the interaction of two cultural groups indigenous to Minnesota– American Indians and philanthropic foundations. Poet Gerald Vizenor’s screenplay draws on trickster myths common to many Indian tribes to create a contemporary satire which dispels many Hollywood stereotypes. The story involves trickster Harold and his scheme to obtain corporate funding for a chain of coffeehouses featuring reservation-grown “pinch bean” coffee.

Additional information

Weight N/A

Home DVD, Educational DVD, Home Streaming, Educational Streaming, Amazon

Watch Trailer

Additional Information

Program Length: 27 minutes
Production Staff: Director: Richard Weise; Producer: Dianne Brennan; Writer: Gerald Vizenor (Chippewa)
Stars: Charlie Hill (Oneida)
Production Company: Film in the Cities
DVD & Digital Download
Public Broadcast Release: 1984




Walt Pourier

Vice Chair

Walt is Oglala Lakota and created the logo for Urban Rez. He is Creative Director, owner of Nakota Designs Advertising Designs and Graphics. Executive Director of the Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.


Program Coordinator

(Hataža Mani Winga)​

"Cinema Aficionado"

Role: Jordana is excited to engage with different Native/Indigenous communities. Her passion for working with youth will help develop the Native Youth Media Project. She will also assist with the Creative Shorts Fellowship (CSF) to help organize deliverables for filmmakers.