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Program: SDFF 2017

Life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota is told through a single summer with two reservation families. The families attend rodeos and participate in Pow Wows; get married, celebrate new arrivals and the 4th of July but the dark cloud of modern reservation life shadows their world. Taking cues from filmmakers like Frederick Wiseman, Oyate aims to embed the viewer into a world far from their own guided by this gentle representation of space, place and people

Runtime: 73 minutes
Origin: USA