Lakota Nation vs. United States


Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Nov 5, 2023 5:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2022
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Laura Tomaselli
Jesse Short Bull
Cast:Nick Tilsen
Phyllis Young
Krystal Two Bulls
Candi Brings Plenty
Screenwriter:Layli Long Soldier


Free screening for Native American Heritage Month!

It is the most sacred place on earth, the birthplace of the Lakota that has shaped thought, identity and philosophy for the Oceti Sakowin 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. Narrated by poet and Oglala Lakota tribe member Layli Long Soldier.