Twisting the knife for the sake of it

The Activist and Tiger Eyes


Last updated 3/15/2014 at 1:34pm

Russell Means' son Tatanka Means and his co-star Willa Holland are fine actors but there's no much onscreen chemistry between them. Hopefully there will be better films for both of them in the near future.

The cinematic offerings that highlight Native American or Indigenous issues or feature promising Native American or Indigenous actors have been pretty thin lately, but I thought I'd take this issue of Indian Life to let you know about two films I've seen recently that fall into those categories.

The Activist is a film set on (or near) the Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation during the Wounded Knee occupation in 1973. Cyril Moran, a Frenchman, directs it and the film has gotten more attention on that side of the ocean. It's not an easy film to find over here, but it is available on Amazon Insta...

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