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Miss Navajo

Miss Navajo (2007)

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For most of us, pageants conjure up smiling beauty-queen hopefuls parading around in bathing suits or glittery gowns. But most of us have never witnessed the Miss Navajo Nation competition, an event, inaugurated in 1952, that redefines "pageant" as an opportunity for young women to honor and strengthen Navajo culture and reveal the beauty within.

In this sensitive documentary, Billy Luther, whose mother was crowned Miss Navajo 1966, opens the door to a surprising world, where

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Given the film's tenderness and frankness -- and some spectacular cinematography -- educational and arthouse exposure may come its way.

February 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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A welcome antidote to the dominant society's usual soulless spectacle of the female sex object glamour girl gladiators beauty pageant scrutinized so brutally in the feature film Little Miss Sunshine.

October 23, 2007 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
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