Young Lakota

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  • About the Film

    Sunny Clifford under a stormy sky on the Pine Ridge Reservation

    Three young people living in the Pine Ridge Reservation try to forge a better future. When the first female President of Oglala Lakota defies a South Dakota law criminalizing abortion by vowing to build a women’s clinic in their sovereign territory, the young tribe members are faced with difficult choices.

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  • Update from Sunny Clifford

    Sunny Clifford on the res

    Sunny Clifford is the heart of Young Lakota, which is set during a firestorm of political upheaval on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Find out what Sunny has been up to since the filming, and to learn about how the experience changed her radically.

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  • Filmmaker Q&A

    Young Lakota filmmakers Rose Rosenblatt and Marion Lipschutz

    Filmmakers Rose Rosenblatt and Marion Lipschutz discuss their film, including how they first ran across this story of a young woman's political awakening on the reservation.

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  • Talkback

    Serena, Brandon, and Sunny on steps contemplating their futures.

    Have you ever faced a political crossroads as you were coming of age, or been through a family split over a controversial issue? What would do if you were in Sunny, Serena and/or Brandon’s shoes?

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