Little Wound's Warriors
2016, Seth McClellan, USA, 57 min.
- Sat, Jan 21st 7:45pm
Native American high school students born and raised on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation are the focus of this complex and hopeful portrait by Chicago filmmaker McClellan (KING IN CHICAGO, CREATIVE WRITING). These young heirs to Lakota warriors fight personal battles in the face of poverty, alcoholism, the historical wrongs visited upon their people, and their school’s ominous epidemic of teen suicide. An intense love for the windswept vistas of the Badlands, underlined by the film’s evocative cinematography, supports their expressed newfound passion for preservation of their ancient language and heritage. In English and Lakota with English translation. DCP digital. (BS)
JANUARY 21: Chicago director Seth McClellan and producers and Pine Ridge residents Mark Hetzel and Mikayla Mitzel will be present for audience discussion.