Frankfurt am Main | 13 – 20 October 2024

Lakota Nation vs United States

United States
By Jesse Short Bull and Laura Tomaselli
Wed, 18 October 2023, 7:00 PM
Lakota Nation vs. United States chronicles the Lakota Indians’ quest to reclaim the Black Hills, sacred land that was stolen in violation of treaty agreements. A searing, timely portrait of resistance, the film explores the ways America has ignored its debt to Indigenous communities, and ponders what might be done today to repair the wrongs of the past.

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Film Info

Info

Title
Lakota Nation vs United States
Original title
Lakota Nation vs United States
Country
  • United States
Length
120 Minutes

Crew

Writer
  • Layli LONG SOLDIER
  • Producers
  • Mark RUFFALO
  • Sarah EAGLE HEART
  • Marisa TOMEI
  • Cast

  • Nick TILSEN
  • Phyllis YOUNG
  • Milo YELLOW HAIR
  • Nick ESTES
  • Krystal TWO BULLS
  • Henry RED CLOUD
  • Candi BRINGS PLENTY
  • Alex ROMERO-FREDERICK
  • Craig HOWE
  • Mary Katherine NAGLE
  • Director

    • Jesse Short Bull

      Jesse Short Bull, Director, wrote and produced the 2013 short Istinma, set in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of South Dakota. A graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, Short Bull received a 2016 Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program Development Grant and also attended the Creative Producing Summit at Sundance. In 2014 he was part of the effort to change the name of Shannon County to Oglala Lakota County in South Dakota. Currently employed by the Oglala Lakota tribal government, Short Bull is a member of the board of the Black Hills Film Festival. With the First Peoples Fund he leads youth filmmaking workshops in the Oglala Lakota Nation.

    • Laura Tomaselli

      Laura Tomaselli, Director and Editor, is a filmmaker with credits spanning narrative, documentary, and commercial projects. Most recently, she edited the documentary features MLK/FBI and Surge as well as the nonfiction shorts Feathers and Lowland Kids. For her work on MLK/FBI Tomaselli received a Cinema Eye Award Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Editing. Her films have screened at Sundance, SXSW, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Toronto International Film Festival.

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