This CD is the companion soundtrack for the documentary film of the same name, by Rustin Thompson of White Noise Productions, Seattle, Washington. Westendorf received the 2002 NATAS Northwest Regional best composer Emmy for this music.
The film chronicles the failure of the United States to honor Wenatchi treaty rights, as well as the tribe's ongoing struggle to have their fishing and land rights recognized by the United States.
The music features traditional Wenatchi Songs by the P'squosa Singers and Westendorf's score for string quartet, trumpet, piano, bass and drums.
"...beautiful, soulful, original music.
Her gentle orchestrations contribute greatly to the storlyline and elegantly support the documentary film."--Stuart Dempster, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington School of Music.
"The music represents all that cannot be put into words...quietly drawing the listeners into a mood of reflection and pathos."--Jovino Santos Neto, Pianist, composer, educator.