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Download the discussion guide for the documentary Standing Silent Nation and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

Standing Silent Nation: Discussion Guide

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As an outreach tool, this compelling portrait of one family’s struggle for economic self-sufficiency will help viewers examine wide-ranging issues, from the logic behind the U.S.’s “war on drugs” to the rocky, historic relationship between the federal government and indigenous nations.

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Standing Silent Nation

Premiere Date: July 3, 2007

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmakers: Suree Towfighnia, Courtney Hermann Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Critical Acclaim


Suree Towfighnia
Suree Towfighnia
Courtney Hermann
Courtney Hermann

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Critical Acclaim

The story of a dirt-poor but enterprising family thwarted by shocking, stupid acts by jerks armed with red tape and guns produces a single effect: umbrage. It’s good umbrage, mostly, that surging, almost euphoric response to a crusading documentary. . . . It is possible that in seeking a viable crop, the Oglala Lakota have found the next best thing: a purpose.”

— Virginia Heffernan
The New York Times

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