Film – Smoke Signals (1998)

Directed by Chris Eyre (88 minutes).
A young Native American man Thomas (Evan Adams) is a nerd on his reservation, who wears oversized glasses and tells stories no one wants to hear. When his parents die in a fire, he is saved by Arnold (Gary Farmer). Arnold soon leaves his family. His son Victor (Adam Beach) hasn’t seen him for ten years. When they hear Arnold has died, Thomas offers Victor funding for the trip to retrieve Arnold’s remains, but only if Thomas can accompany him.