“How do we forgive our fathers?”: Forgiveness and Healing in ‘Smoke Signals’ | Bitch Flicks

I finally watched “Smoke Signals.” and I have to say it was touching and almost spiritual in depth the way it dealt with a father/son conflict. The Native American culture has so much to offer us even now in 2015. If you’re a dad or a son, this one’s for you. Check out this haunting quote Thomas recites at the end of the film:

How do we forgive our fathers?

Maybe in a dream

Do we forgive our fathers for leaving us too often or

forever when we were little?

. . .

Do we forgive our fathers in our age or in theirs or in their

deaths, saying it to them, or not saying it?

If we forgive our fathers, what else is left?

 

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Author: Damien Riley

I'm a blogger, film critic, & podcaster with an MA in English from California State University, Fullerton. I teach public school, 4th grade as my primary occupation. My views on films and life are usually headstrong and often 'left of center' on movies and life, but I have respect for the other side. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.