Award-winning docfilm ‘LAKOTA NATION vs. UNITED STATES’ now in theatres and to be released on IFC Films

By Oliver Carnay

A special screening of the award-winning #docfilm “LAKOTA vs. UNITED STATES” was held at @vidiots in Eagle Rock (nice theatre just opened 8 weeks ago, check out at last night which was followed by a Q&A attended by co-directors JESSE SHORT BULL and LAURA TOMASELLI, with EP SARAH EAGLE HEART, moderated by Deadline writer MATTHEW CAREY.

New York Times Critic pick LAKOTA NATION VS. UNITED STATES is a powerful and thought-provoking documentary chronicling the ongoing current struggle and journey of the Lakota people to reclaim their land and sovereignty and the legal battle they have waged against the United States government .. It is the most sacred place on earth, the birthplace of the Lakota that has shaped thought, identity and philosophy for the Očéti Šakówiŋ 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.
LAKOTA NATION vs. UNITED STATES is currently playing at @laemmletheatres (Laemmle Royal) and is being released on @ifcfilms ..