Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White

2011 • 84 minutes
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"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 systematic injustice 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.

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