Standing Silent Nation is a broadcast length documentary funded in large part by Native American Public Telecommunications, that aired nationally on PBS’s documentary series, P.O.V. Click to view a scene from the film.
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).