This film, beautifully photographed by topnotch cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, is good-hearted family fare marred by a hopelessly naive conclusion. Set on the Olympic Peninsula and San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest, the film concerns the dilemma facing a tribe of native
Americans. Teenager Bettina, her brother, and two white friends from Chicago are pitted against Acierto, a college-educated member of the tribe, and his white college chum, a real-estate speculator, who are determined to turn a sacred island burial ground into a multimillion-dollar resort. Though
the older members of the tribe are against violating the sacred ground, younger members see on...