Steven Lewis Simpson

Working on A Thunder-Being Nation (Pine Ridge Indian Rez doumentary)

So I am pleased to say my epic doc about Pine Ridge is beginning to really take shape in the edit after such a long period of working on it. It is now down below 2 hours having been carved from about 70 hours of compelling footage of interviews and testimonies shot over 11 years.

It is very much the voice of the Oglala nation not some distant academic view of life there. The narrative spans through from the story of origin through to life today covering Wounded Knee 1890 & 1973 as well as boarding schools, education today, the social problems there today, and as many subjects as you can imagine in between including the march for justice.

Interviewees range across the reservation from activists like Russell Means to the BIA superintendent and various former tribal presidents. most importantly it is the voice of the Ogala, particularly elder women.

The documentary is scheduled for release in 2011 and to be put on the mailing list to be notified of its release email with thunder in the subject line.

The trailer below just includes footage from our earliest shoots.


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