The award-winning film Smoke Signals is a humorous yet serious story about Victor, a young man who director Chris Eyre describes as ""trying to forgive his father."" The movie gives us a glimpse into the contemporary Native American world, and was created by an almost exclusively Native American cast. Smoke Signals is rated PG-13.
Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories nobody wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family (and his tough son Victor), and Victor hasn't seen his father for ten years. When Victor hears Arnold has died, Thomas offers him funding for the trip to get Arnold's remains, but only if Thomas can join him. Thomas and Victor hit the road.