Back down the memory lane the 1973 Oscars witnessed major hype when Sacheen Little Feather refused to get the award on behalf of Marlon Brando. The reason behind was the award ceremony mistreated Native Americans.
All these were bright back on the recent “Shoot This Now” podcast.” Each episode of the show presented some of the incredible stories that can actually be made as films. To add more spice Sacheen’s outcry is on talks to come out as a movie.
It’s a tale of a woman who is stuck in between 2 influential men on Hollywood. Besides, Marlon was passionate about paving her way to talk her heart out in a world famous stage. Sacheen stated that John Wayne was known for murdering Native Americans in the film.
Hearing this Wayne wished that he could pull her off the stage. She said that: “He had to be restrained by six security men,” when he tried to do it.
The statement talks mainly the dispute between the federal agents and Native American activist which occurred at Wounded Knee in South Dakota. During this time the government has issued a ban on the media which brought fear amidst the activists on what these officials will do if they are not watched by people across the globe.
Though Marlon and Sacheen had not met until she penned a letter where she enquired whether he has the urge to help Native Americans for their rights. After this, they had their first meeting in Washington, D.C
Further, Ms. Feather had shared that Marlon had asked her to refuse to get the award on his behalf which was to be held in front of a huge crowd of 85 million. Despite, Sacheen never had proper attire for the evening and so she chose wear her Native American outfit made of buckskin.
She spoke in the ceremony saying: “Brando was declining the award because of “the treatment of Indians today by the film industry.” To this the audience went on to scream with nasty sounds and mocking. She went on to say “Excuse me” and went on to speak forward “and on television in movie re-runs, and also with recent happenings at Wounded Knee.”
She was given time or freedom to speak on the letter that Marlon had wrote so the one of the prominent magazines went on to publish it post the ceremony.