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In Washington State, there are 26 Indian tribes — all of them trading in fireworks. Boomtown follows the Suquamish tribe during fireworks season — a chaotic five-week sales period — while exploring life, liberty and the politics of Indian sovereignty in America.

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Filmmaker Bryan Gunnar Cole describes his childhood trips to a nearby Indian reservation to get fireworks for the Fourth of July and how they inspired him to make Boomtown later in life.

  • Updated on October 4, 2013

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Premiere Date: July 2, 2002

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Filmmaker: Bryan Gunnar Cole Bio | Interview | Statement

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