Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White
Directed by: Jennifer Jessum
Friday, August 10 - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Filmmakers in person Fri Aug 10 at 7:25, Sat Aug 11 at 5:15, Sun Aug 12 at 9:40, Mon Aug 13 at 7:25!
HOLY MAN: THE USA vs. DOUGLAS WHITE, narrated by Martin Sheen, is the story of Douglas White, an 89-year-old Lakota Sioux medicine man from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, who spent 17 years in federal prison for a crime he did not commit. During the making of this film, filmmakers uncovered new evidence of White’s “actual innocence” and brought the case back to federal court. HOLY MAN offers a rare glimpse into the mysterious world of Lakota religion, their intimate connection to the land, and a provocative expose of the systemic injustice Native Americans face in the criminal justice system.
Part of DocuWeeks 2012NR, 84 Minutes
Flying Limbs Inc., Productions, USA