Sun 16 July | 11:30 | Pálás Screen 2

2022 | USA | 117’ | Documentary

Co-directed by Jesse Short Bull and Laura Tomaselli and written and narrated by renowned Oglala poet Layli Long Soldier, the visually stunning documentary Lakota Nation VS. United States chronicles the Lakota Indians’ quest to reclaim the Black Hills – sacred land that was stolen in violation of treaty agreements. A searing, timely portrait of resistance, this film explores the ways America has ignored its debt to Indigenous communities and ponders what might be done today to repair the wrongs of the past.

Irish Premiere

Directors: Jesse Short Bull, Laura Tomaselli
Producers: Mark Ruffalo, Sarah Eagle Heart, Marisa Tomei
Cast: Nick Tilsen, Phyllis Young, Milo Yellow Hair, Nick Estes, Krystal Two Bulls, Henry Red Cloud, Candi Brings Plenty, Alex Romero-Frederick, Craig Howe, Mary Katherine Nagle

Principal funder