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Holy man: the USA vs. Douglas White / Flying Limbs Inc. Productions ; director, Jennifer Jessum.

Jessum, Jennifer, (film director.). Sheen, Martin, (narrator.).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 84 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Passion River Films : 2011.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Martin Sheen.
Summary, etc.: Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White is the story of Douglas White, an 89 year old Lakota Sioux medicine man from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, who spent 17 years in federal prison for a crime he did not commit. During the making of this film, filmmakers uncovered new evidence of White's actual innocence" and brought the case back to federal court. Holy Man offers a rare glimpse into the mysterious world of Lakota religion, their intimate connection to the land, and a provocative expose of the systemic injustice that Native Americans face in the criminal justice system. Holy Man is narrated by Martin Sheen and features Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Russell Means, Arvol Looking Horse, Dr. Fred Alan Wolf, Leonard Crow Dog, and many other Lakota elders and leaders.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: White, Douglas.
Lakota Indians > South Dakota > Biography.
Shamans > Biography.
False imprisonment > Biography.

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