Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier
Monday 4:00, 6:00, 8:00
Suzie Baer - 1992 - 85m
BONUS! PRINTS OF LEONARD PELTIER'S PAINTINGS TO BE RAFFLE PRIZES!
The shocking, true story of Leonard Peltier, the American Indian leader locked away for life in Leavenworth Penitentiary, convicted of the alleged murder of two FBI agents during a bloody shoot-out on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975. Around the world his trial and conviction have been denounced as a sham. Amnesty International, Archbishop of Canterbury, Desmond Tutu, and more than fifty members of the new U.S. Congress have appealed for a new trial for the man who has come to symbolize the continued oppression of America’s indigenous peoples. To understand Peltier’s story, Warrior takes us back to the violent confrontations at Pine Ridge and Wounded Knee in the Seventies, and then to today’s Indian reservations where the government's plans for uranium mining and waste dumping are still being heatedly resisted by Indian activists. The heart of the film, though, is a detailed painstaking account of Peltier’s harrowing odyssey through the American justice system.
"Suzie Baer’s tough, smart doc on Leonard Peltier" - The Village Voice
"A hard-hitting, cool-headed, persuasive piece of investigative journalism - well crafted, deeply committed." - Variety
"A splendid film, Suzie Baer is to be congratulated." - Oliver Stone