Making a Noise: A Native American Musical Journey with Robbie Robertson

Producer, Director and Editor-
Dana Heinz Perry

photo left: Robbie Robertson

PBS 1999- A one-hour documentary featuring Robbie Robertson, charismatic musician from the legendary group, The Band, as he returns to his Mohawk roots and to the Six Nations Reservation in Ontario where he spent his childhood summers.
This musical journey of discovery features Native American performers John Trudell, Rita Coolidge and Buffy Saint Marie among others.

Here are links to a couple sites where you can get more information about Robbie Robertson:
1. Robbie Robertson
2. Robbie Robertson

photo: Hart shooting Robbie on location.

photo: Ivan Neville, Rita Coolidge, Robbie Robertson, & Cree Summer


Grammy Nomination- soundtrack

Opening feature at the 1999 American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco

Screenings: Two Rivers Arts Festival-Walker Arts Center, First People's Festival-Montreal, Hot Springs Documentary Festival

Also featured on CNN, Charlie Rose, CBS Sunday Morning


On-line Review


MAKING A NOISE will be shown at the New Orleans Jazz Festival's Native American Film Tribute in late April. For additional information go to


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