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Lakota Nation vs. United States

Opens on July 28

Director: Jesse Short Bull, Laura Tomaselli Run Time: 120 min. Release Year: 2022

Lakota Nation vs. United States chronicles the Lakota Indians’ century-long 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.

Jesse Short Bull is a member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe in the state of South Dakota.  Short Bull’s filmmaking features stories from the Oglala Lakota Nation. His short film Istinma won several awards and was screened at dozens of film festivals across the country.

Laura Tomaselli is a director and editor living in New York. Her previous films include MLK/FBI(2020) and Deja View (2013).

“A powerful documentation about a beautiful struggle. You’ll be astounded. It’s like taking a grad course in Native American studies and loving the professor.” ~ Dwight Brown,

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