The Pine Ridge Reservation is home to the Oglala Sioux, a people with one of the most fascinating, controversial, and difficult histories ever told. From the infamous Wounded Knee Massacre to a present day unemployment rate of 80%, the residents of Pine Ridge have many stories that have gone unheard.

“Language of the Unheard” has been accepted to 11 film festivals around the world Including the 2012 Cannes Short Film Corner and Big Sky Documentary Festival. It was named Best Student Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival American Pavilion’s Emerging Filmmakers Showcase and honored with the South Dakota Significance Award at the South Dakota Film Festival. The Director of Photography, Travis LaBella, was named a winner of the 2012 American Society of Cinematographer’s Student Heritage Award in the Documentary category.

Directed by Jacqueline Reyno & Matthew Litwiller
Produced by Jacqueline Reyno, Matthew Litwiller, Travis LaBella
Cinematography by Travis LaBella
Edited by Andrew Dapolite
Music by Doug Kaplan

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