Women of the White Buffalo

2022 • 86 minutes
11 reviews
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An ancient, Native, matriarchal society has been upended by centuries of genocide and colonialism. This has resulted in culturally sabotaged and isolated communities that are in a constant struggle to save what remains of their sacred identity. The Lakota women living on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian Reservations in South Dakota are rising up against the forces that continue to suppress them. By preserving and protecting their ancestral values and wisdom, they provide a source of hope to their people. With exclusive access to the lives of 9 women, ranging in age from 10 to 98, we explore powerful testimonials of loss and survival as we gain insight into the experience of a modern day Indigenous American living on an Indian Reservation. Gripping historical accounts and startling timely statistics guide viewers down the path that has led to these present day conditions. The indelible voices of these determined women inspire us with their strength, gifting us with ancient insights that speak to our current global, environmental and cultural crises. These are the powerfully rich stories of the brave women and children living in the poorest county in the United States.

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11 reviews
Lorein Cipriano
April 15, 2022
I was so touched by this film, crying through a lot of it. I felt such a sadness for the Lakota people and an emptiness. The women are beyond courageous. I am left with such an admiration for their determination and courage, and a great desire to learn more about the Lakota and to find out how I can help. The filming and photography was breathtaking. This film will be instrumental in educating and bringing awareness to our nation and the world. Congratulations to Deborah Anderson!
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Mark Smith
April 29, 2022
The movie: This movie is so very well done in how it beautifully expresses our indigenous sisters & brothers feelings! This movie comes from the heart. It’s clear that it was a labor of love by all involved. Coming more from the head regarding history, i.e. a linear line of thought, is YT’s “Red Cry.” The issue: It is unspeakably difficult to absorb yet another film that reminds us “White/US Citizens” (thanks SunRose) again of the black sin that we laid upon our fellow human beings of the Earth.Yet in its own special way this movie has found a way of helping - all of us - heal from this incredibly dark period. Being that it is still happening today I, personally, am trying to get my head wrapped around these lyrics, “Mothers (Sisters, Brothers) of the earth ascend Be amongst us Be there not afraid” These women are ascending, they’re here, and they are not afraid! May we all ascend, stand up, and be who we were created to be - like the courageous women in this movie.
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Thomas E Smith
April 19, 2022
A very moving and touching experience thank you
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