Genre: Short Documentary
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Credits and Cast
Director: David Scott Faris, Meg Griffiths
Producer: Meg Griffiths, Jim Curran, Marion Katz
Cinematographer: David Scott Faris
Cast: Josie Green, Jonathan Santos Silva, Drew Madson
South Dakota’s reservations are too often defined by deficit narratives. Poverty, unemployment, substance abuse . . . these themes obscure the profound relationships and rich cultural legacies that are the heart of life in Indian country.
This is the story of three Pine Ridge-bound Teach For America educators who arrived with radically disparate perspectives on the place. Shaped by the contours of the land, the support of their communities, and the strength of their students, each discovered a deeper purpose. Each in their own way found a tiospaye, a family.