A short, powerful film that captures the journey of photographer Aaron Huey as he reveals the sufferings and struggles of the Native Lakota people of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. At first, Huey sees Pine Ridge as just another bleak place to take pretty pictures, but after getting to know its people and history, he comes to see the reservation a POW camp, ‘where one day, the guards walked away.’ Eric Becker’s film reminds us that art can make us care about the lives of those we might rather forget. All photographs used in the film are (c) Aaron Huey / aaronhuey.com.
- Director Biography:
Eric Becker is an Emmy Award winning Seattle-based director with a focus on short documentary film. His work seeks to create an emotional connection between the viewer and subject through intimate, authentic portraiture and storytelling. His pieces have been seen in festivals, on television, and online. He is the founder and owner of We Are Shouting, a production company in Seattle.
- Director: Eric Becker
- Producer: Scott Everett
- Editor: Eric Becker
- Original Music: Music."Black Chow" by Big Spider's Back: "Mélodrames Télégraphiés (in B major 7th) Part 1" and "I Know That You Don't Like the Future Like I Do" by Brian McBride and "Hægt, kemur ljósið" by Olafur Arnalds
- Running Time: 14 minutes
- Language: English
- Contact: www.weareshouting.com
- Website: www.honorthetreaties.org