Matthew Sweet explores music for films reflecting the depictions of indigenous peoples, coinciding with the release of Disney's Moana.
Matthew Sweet explores music for films reflecting the depictions of indigenous peoples in the week that has seen the launch of Disney's "Moana". In particular he focuses on Native Americans on the screen. Drawing on music from Peter Pan to the present, Matthew looks at how stereo-typical portrayals have gradually given way to more rounded representations. The programme includes music from the films of John Wayne; "A Man Called Horse"; "Dances With Wolves" and "The Revenant". The Classic Score of the Week is Max Steiner's music for "The Searchers".