Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White

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 2012

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 84 minutes
  • Distributor Flying Limbs Inc., Productions
  • Director Jennifer Jessum

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