Closing Night / Los Angeles Festival Premiere

DOCUMENTARY | United States | 89 MINUTES | English


Closing Night

In the wake of the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests, Indigenous People across the nation are using their newfound platform to shed light on the wide array of injustices committed against them for centuries in an effort to wake up the world and embark upon the process of decolonization.


Directed by Brandon Jackson, Emil Benjamin

Brandon Jackson has traveled the world documenting oppression and human rights violations from refugee camps in Lebanon to the protests in Standing Rock. He got his start in film serving as a producer on This Is Honduras. Afterwards, he worked as a story consultant on White Boy, a crime documentary unveiling government coercion to keep a man in jail for life, and as the lead world tour producer on Black & White Stripes: The Juventus Story, a film marking one of the biggest sports comebacks in history. Most recently, Brandon was a consultant and assoc. producer on Junebug, which premiered at the American Black Film Festival.


Brandon Jackson, Emil Benjamin


Sandra Evers-Manly, Brandon Jackson, Emil Benjamin, Jennifer Martel


Chase Iron Eyes, Phyllis Young, Deb Haaland, Stuart James, Sally Jewell, Ruth Buffalo, Tokata Iron Eyes


Jerod Impichchaachaaha Tate


November 19

Red is Green Carpet: 7:30pm
Screening: 7:30 to 9:00

Q&A with Filmmakers
Brandon Jackson, Emil Benjamin,
Emil Benjamin (Co-Director, Co-Producer, Cinematographer, Editor, non-Native)
Jen Martel (Producer, Story Supervisor, Cheyenne River Sioux), Stuart James (Subject, Rapper, Spirit Lake Dakota)

Lumiere Music Hall

9036 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211



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