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‘Woman Walks Ahead’ pays heed to indigenous voices

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 00:51

Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain was eager to avoid playing a white savior in her new film “Woman Walks Ahead”. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The film, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday night, tells the true story of Caroline Weldon, who was also known as Catherine. Weldon traveled alone from New York to the Dakota Territory, ostensibly to paint a portrait of Lakota Sioux tribal chief Sitting Bull. The film portrays Sitting Bull in the days leading up to his 1890 murder and the subsequent massacre at Wounded Knee, working with the painter to convince his people to reject a land treaty amid a U.S. military campaign to subdue the native population. The film was shot while protesters camped in the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota fighting the planned Dakota Access pipeline, reminding cast and crew of the ongoing battle to protect indigenous land.

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‘Woman Walks Ahead’ pays heed to indigenous voices

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 00:51