- Actors: Charles Abourezk, Dave Bald Eagle, Lawrence Bayne, Edgar Bear Runner, Irene Bedard
- Directors: Frank Pierson
- Writers: Bill Kerby, Mary Crow Dog, Richard Erdoes
- Producers: Ari Sloane, Frank von Zerneck, Fred Berner, Lois Bonfiglio
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
- Rated: Not RatedNR
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Warner Home Video
- VHS Release Date: September 26, 1995
- Run Time: 100 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 6303359094
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,366 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Lakota Woman - Siege at Wounded Knee [VHS]
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Of course, the main story is the stand-off at Wounded Knee, and Mary's "hovering on the edge" presence is an interesting way to tell the story. Some male chauvinist attitudes are apparent among the leaders of AIM, but the more traditional Native American respect for the words of women asserts itself through Mary's and the other women's strong stand.
Irene Bedard gives an unself-conscious protrayal of Mary Crow Dog which effectively captures the viewer's empathy rather than sympathy. All the other actors give warm dignified protrayals that let the story speak for itself. An interesting unbilled appearance by Peter Weller as a straight-talking Army man provides some slightly comic relief. His short scene shows the smallness and mean spiritedness of the supposed upholders of the law. A good film to show in a class as material to spark a discussion of human rights.
I just wish those big wigs in the ivory towers at Turner Broadcasting would get around to transfering this great movie onto DVD.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I only watch Lakota Woman, because of the handsome Pato Hoffmann, his voice is the same and he is a great actor is in this movie. The story is about a lady mixing with the AIM. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bertha Aguirre
Being from the mid west and also being part native American I am drawn to this movie.
I recorded it off the t.v. Read more
And here is yet another one of the films which should be digitally restored and released on DVD. This film helps immensely to understand what was happening during the siege of... Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by ARIES
Transfer to DVD Please - Thankyou - Lakota Woman is an excellent movie that should be made available to us as a DVD. Read morePublished on December 2, 2010 by AZG21
I cried twice while watching this movie for the first time - I felt so frustrated. The situation is still the same today as my nephews and niece struggle in our society, between... Read morePublished on May 7, 2009 by Ocean Sparkle
This movie is an excellent dramatization of the book and the events. So many movies about Native Americans end in 1890. Read morePublished on June 29, 2005 by D. MILLS