PG(Parental Guidance) Coarse Language


Drama. Based on the book by Kent Nerburn. A Lakota elder (Dave Bald Eagle) summons a white writer (Christopher Sweeney) to visit him and help him write a book about his people.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in non-sexual contexts; frequent use of scatological slang and cursing; infrequent use of profanity
  • Infrequent descriptions of racially motivated violence and violence towards children in a historical context - some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking in a recreational context - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Hearing versus listening
  • Aboriginal history in North America
  • Respect for elders

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language

Classification date

September 29, 2017