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Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story (DVD)

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    In 1974, in a true incident, two FBI agents were killed in a gun battle that erupted on a reservation in Oglala, North Dakota. Leonard Peltier, a leader of AIM (the American Indian Movement) was convicted of the murders. However, existing evidence sugg......more

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In 1974, in a true incident, two FBI agents were killed in a gun battle that erupted on a reservation in Oglala, North Dakota. Leonard Peltier, a leader of AIM (the American Indian Movement) was convicted of the murders. However, existing evidence suggests that Peltier did not commit the crimes, and that his arrest may have been politically motivated. British director Michael Apted, known for his probing documentaries (the 7 UP series), explores this question through interviews with witnesses, judges, US attorneys, Peltier, and a mysterious figure named Mister X--who claims to be the person who shot the two FBI agents. Narrated by Robert Redford, who has long been associated with Native American causes, the film makes a strong case that Peltier should at least receive another trial. It also reconstructs the chaotic time before the incident, when division between two factions on the reservation created an atmosphere of sheer terror. Released shortly before THUNDERHEART, Apted's fictionalized portrayal of Native American life in the 1970s, INCIDENT AT OGLALA presents a disturbing examination of the mistreatment of American Indians, and like Apted's film CLASS ACTION, the film also examines the U.S. legal system.

Director(s): Michael Apted
Studio: Lions Gate/Artisan
Format: DVD 
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Parental Guidance
UPC: 012236129035
Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 7.5 in
Weight: 0.25 lbs
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    As a Native American I have been taught and have read the history of the Native People, but viewing actual interviews of the people who lived in certain times, such as what happened at Oglala really puts you at the place and you feel what those people went through. I liked this documentary very much, but to be honest I bought this dvd thinking it was a movie about what happened to Leonard Peltier but was not disappointed at all with the content.

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