October 02, 2007

Sitting Bull the cable commentator

“Sitting Bull: A Stone in My Heart,” is a Film to be SeenIf he were alive today, Sitting Bull would grace the covers of both Time and the Enquirer and be a frequent commentator on cable news. He’d be seen on the town with the pretty and powerful while fighting to the death for the plain and powerless; he’d pose for the paparazzi, eat at five-star restaurants and break bread with world leaders. He would make money only to give it all away, living in bare simplicity.

He would be a force like no other.

This is the Sitting Bull few people know. This is the man, neither the hard-hewn image emblazoned on t-shirts nor the boor caricatured in the recent HBO twaddle, who speaks to us in John Ferry’s captivating documentary, Sitting Bull: A Stone in My Heart. Ferry spent four years of research to develop an oral history—the story of Tatanka-Iyotanka in his own words—recited in earnest authenticity by artist and activist John Fortunate Eagle.

2 comments:

russell said...

Writerfella here --
Should not that be, A STONE IN MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE?
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'

russell said...

Writerfella here --
POSTSCRIPTUM -- Or perhaps, even, BURY A STONE IN MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE?
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'