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Lakota Nation vs. United States

October 9, 2023 @ 6:30 pm

Showing in the CCA Cinema

A special screening for Indigenous People’s Day. The acclaimed poet Layli Long Soldier, who appears in the film and co-wrote the film’s script, will attend the screening and do a Q&A after along with producer Amber Morningstar Byars

Lakota Nation is a chronicle about how the Lakota Indians continue to fight to reclaim control of the Black Hills. Lakota Nation investigates how the sacred land was stolen in violation of treaty agreements and features interviews with Indigenous citizens.

This stunning film, directed by Jesse Short Bull and Laura Tomaselli, interleaves interviews of Lakota activists and elders with striking images of the Black Hills and its wildlife, historical documents and news reports, clips from old movies and other archival footage to extraordinary effect, demonstrating not only the physical and cultural violence inflicted on the Lakota but also their deep connection to the Black Hills, the area where Mount Rushmore was erected. – Concepción de León, The New York Times

Layli Long Soldier is an Ogalala Lakota poet, writer, feminist, artist, and activist who earned a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA with honors from Bard College. She is the author of the chapbook Chromosomory (2010) and the full-length collection Whereas (2017), which explores the systemic violence against and cultural erasure of native tribes in the United States, won the National Books Critics Circle award, and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Directors: Jesse Short Bull, Laura Tomaselli
Writers: Layli Long Soldier, Benjamin Hedin, Laura Tomaselli
Score: Raven Chacon

Features: Henry Red Cloud, Candy Brings Plenty, Nick Estes
Run time: 2 hrs.
Film: Documentary, History
Rating: PG-13


Note: Tickets are only $3.00 for EBT cardholders

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