STANDING SILENT NATION

Narrative:  From 2002 - 2007, my collaborators and I from Prairie Dust Films produced the broadcast length documentary Standing Silent Nation which aired nationally on PBS’s Emmy-award winning documentary series, P.O.V., was favorably reviewed by The New York Times.

 

 

Description:  Standing Silent Nation chronicles a Lakota Indian's struggle to grow industrial hemp on reservation land and the DEA's refusal to allow it.

Distribution: POV/American Documentary, Documentary Educational Resources, Prairie Dust Films, and Visionmaker Media, Smithsonian Insttitution's Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.

Grants/Funding: Native American Public Telecommunications (CPB), POV/American Documentary (CPB), The Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, The Playboy Foundation.

Film Festival Awards:  Red Nation Film Festival (Best Documentary, Best Producer, Best Director), Indie Spirit Film Festival (Best Native American Documentary), Big Muddy Film Festival (Audience Award), Sedona International Film Festival (Audience Award).

 

New York Times review

© 2020 by Courtney Hermann

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