Brocket 99 - Rockin' the Country
This provocative documentary explores the complex relationship between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Canadians through a discussion of the infamous cult tape, Brocket 99.
In the mid-80's an audio tape began circulating around Canada and parts of the U.S. called Brocket 99. The tape, made in Lethbridge, Alberta, is a parody of how a morning radio show would sound if it was made by Aboriginals. The tape, while it is claimed to only be a radio parody, utilizes the stereotypes of Aboriginals as drug, alcohol, and physical abusers to generate laughs and controversy along the way. The tape was definitely not "politically correct".
Over 2 months in the summer of 2004, director Nilesh C. Patel and his crew set out across Western Canada to talk to anyone interested in the "B99" tape and their impression of it. These conversations amongst real people with real experiences shows a deeper insight into the relationship between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginals in Canada.
The film can open an honest, no-holds barred discussion on the relationship between Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals in Canada.