[New York] : HBO Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2007.
2 videodiscs (135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Spanish 2.0 stereo.
Includes English and dubbed Spanish language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Title from container.
Aidan Quinn, Adam Beach, August Schellenberg, Anna Paquin, Eric Schweig, J.K. Simmons, Wes Studi, Colm Feore, Gordon Tootoosis.
Producer, Clara George ; screenplay, Daniel Giat ; director, Yves Simoneau ; director of photography, David Franco ; editors, Michael Ornstein, Michael Brown ; music, George S. Clinton.
"An HBO Films movie event"--Container.
Originally produced for television broadcast in 2007.
Based on the book by Dee Alexander Brown.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Begins with the Sioux triumph over General Custer at Little Big Horn and goes on to center around three powerful men. Charles Eastman is a young, Dartmouth-educated Sioux doctor. Sitting Bull is the proud Lakota chief who refuses to submit to U.S. government policies designed to strip his people of thier identity, dignity and sacred land. Senator Henry Dawes is one of the men responsible for the government policy on Indian affairs. While Eastman and schoolteacher Elaine Goodale work to improve live for the Sioux on the reservation, Senator Dawes lobbies President Grant for kinder Indian treatment.
Special features: audio commentaries with director Yves Simoneau, Adam Beach and Aidan Quinn; features on the film's production, historical perspective of the American Indian experience as depicted in the film; journey of the book to the screen; interactive on-screen historical guide preparted by the films' screenwriter; photo gallery.
MW, 9-07; 9-08(rpl)
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