DOCUTOPIA: GIVING THANKS FOR YOUNG LAKOTA AND PBS’S NATIVE AMERICAN DOCS
Young Lakota is more than just an “abortion” documentary. It effectively documents the travails of Native Americans—and of Native American women in particular—while also illuminating the intricacies of local politics and the machinations of social change.
— Sundance Now Blog
PBS documentary features 3 young Lakota
Young Lakota focuses on Sunny Clifford, her twin sister Serena and friend and neighbor Brandon Ferguson. Although the 2006 abortion issue provides the backdrop, the one-hour documentary more broadly explores relationships, political activism, personal choice and discovering one's heritage.
Young Lakota Focuses on a Woman’s Right to Choose, Premieres on PBS
Twins Sunny and Serena Clifford, Oglala, come face-to-face with their future in the documentary, Young Lakota, which airs on PBS's Independent Lens November 25 at 10 p.m.
— Indian Today Media Network
Indian Relay – Still the Real Greatest Race
This Monday PBS’s Independent Lens brings viewers along for the very dangerous ride in the documentary film Indian Relay, and it is must see TV for anyone whose heart beats faster when they hear horses hooves pounding on the track.
The Awakening: Sunny Clifford saw a different side of life on the reservation, a view documented in the PBS film Young Lakota
The coming-of-age tale is the sixth film for Lipschutz and Rosenblatt. Many of their other projects focus on reproductive-rights issues, but Young Lakota was different in that it featured multiple points of view.
— Rapid City Journal
Cleveland native Rajiv Joseph one of two playwrights spotlighted in PBS film
Cleveland native Rajiv Joseph, a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist, is one of two playwrights put center stage in a film premiering this December on the PBS series Independent Lens.
Keep Your White Hands Off My Brown Body
Filmmakers Rose Rosenblatt and Marion Lipschutz of Incite Pictures/Cine Qua Non Inc have documented the political battle that raged between reproductive rights activists, tribal leadership and the South Dakota legislature in their new film Young Lakota.
— Ms. Magazine
PBS Documentary Highlights Successes And Failures Of Hispanic Students In America
The Graduates/Los Graduados — a new two-part special from filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz — explores the many roots of the Latino dropout crisis through the eyes of six young students from across the United States. (Radio Interview)
— KUHF News for Houston
Documentary The Graduates/Los Graduados features Tulsa teen
Bustos, 19, is one of six Latina/Latino students from across the country featured in the documentary The Graduates/Los Graduados, which traces how their road to high school graduation and beyond was detoured and then reclaimed.
— Tulsa World
Latino high school students find a voice in The Graduates/Los Graduados
Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz's film, The Graduates/Los Graduados, explores these roots of the Latino dropout crisis through the eyes of six Latino students from different regions of origin, geography and socio-economic status.
— PBS NewsHour
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