An unusual period drama that did not survive long in the theaters, SQUANTO evidences considerable care in its making, with an intelligent script, solid camerawork, and evocative locations. Its carefully crafted historic and ethnographic bent may lend this mythic saga longer staying
power, especially abroad, than its poor box-office would at first suggest.
America in the 17th century. Squanto (Adam Beach), a newly-wed Native American warrior, is one of several forced aboard a British ship after trading furs for trinkets with the sailors, and taken back to England to be displayed as an exotic curiosity. Squanto escapes shortly after arriving during
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