The California Indian Council Chumash has called for the boycott of two upcoming films on the voyage of Christopher Columbus, saying the event that the films depict still causes pain to American Indians.
The Ventura County-based council, a nonprofit group that represents native Chumash, plans to coordinate its protest with other Indian groups in Los Angeles, said Richard Angulo, the council's president.
On Monday, council directors and American Indian leaders in the Los Angeles area agreed to boycott "Christopher Columbus--The Discovery," an independent production that opens Aug. 21.
"The Discovery" was produced by Alexander and Ilya Salkind Productions, with George Corraface as Columbus.
The film, which also stars Marlon Brando, is being distributed by Warner Bros. Studios.
Last month, the Ventura County council voted to boycott "1492: Conquest of Paradise," a $45-million Paramount Pictures production featuring French actor Gerard Depardieu in the role of Columbus.