Lakota Nation vs. United States (Open Captioning)

Friday, July 14 - Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Please note that there are additional showtimes of LAKOTA NATION VS. UNITED STATES that screen without open captions (on-screen display of dialogue and sounds). For those showtimes, click here.

It is the most sacred place on earth, the birthplace of the Lakota that has shaped thought, identity and philosophy for the Océti Šakówin since time immemorial–the life-giving land known as the Black Hills. Yet with the arrival of the first Europeans in 1492, the sacred land has been the site of conflict between the people it has nurtured and the settler state seeking to exploit and redefine it in its own image. This powerful new documentary is a searing testament to the strength of the Oyate and a visually stunning rejoinder to the distorted image of a people long-shaped by Hollywood. Lakota Nation vs. United States is a lyrical and provocative testament to a land and a people who have survived removal, exploitation and genocide–and whose best days are yet to come.

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 118 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor IFC Films
  • Director Jesse Short Bull, Laura Tomaselli
  • Cast Nick Tilsen, Phyllis Young, Krystal Two Bulls, Candi Brings Plenty

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