Contrary Warrior: The Life and Times of Adam Fortunate Eagle

John Ferry

USA, Biographical Documentary, 2010
82 min, DigiBeta, Color


Told in his own words, with wit and a sense of humor, Adam Fortunate Eagle Nordwall recounts his life from his childhood to present day. After a positive experience in Indian boarding schools, participating in the Indian take-over of Alcatraz Island in 1969, honing his creative skills on the Paiute-Shoshone Reservation, and being labeled an "enemy of the State" and losing virtually everything he owns, he continues to use humor to make his political and cultural point. He teaches viewers about his Native American art and spirituality, as well as his philosophy as it applies to life and his work.


Texas Premiere


John_Ferry_webJohn Ferry has been involved in documentary films for over 30 years. He studied acting and directing at Lawrence Merrick's Studio, and went on to produce and direct the award-winning Sitting Bull: A Stone in My Heart as well as Michelangelo: Self-Portrait.



Producer: Grace de Soto Ferry, John Ferry
Production Companies: Lillimar Pictures
Cinematographer: Marlon Cooper
Editor: John Ferry
Sound Design: Lillimar Pictures
Music: Various Artists
Cast: Adam Fortunate Eagle
Print Source: John Ferry - Lillimar Pictures, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Contrary Warrior: The Life and Times of Adam Fortunate Eagle


Mexican American Cultural Center
Sat. April 23 8:00 PM