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Kind Hearted Woman Part 1 

Not Rated | | Documentary | Episode aired 2013
A 5 hr documentary about Robin Charboneau, a single mother, Oglala Sioux woman, living on the Spirit Lake Reservation, ND. Sutherland follows Robin over 3 years as she struggles to keep her two children, further her education, and heal herself and her daughter from the wounds of sexual abuse they suffered as children.

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Robin Poor Bear
Darian Charboneau
Anthony Charboneau
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Sarah Childress ...
Herself / Reporter
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Himself - Narrator
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Sutherland follows Robin over three years as she struggles to raise her two children, further her education, and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child. Robin's battles in tribal court with her ex-husband for custody of the children, even after he is convicted of abusive sexual contact with his daughter, illuminates how serious this problem is on the reservation. Her quest to heal her family, find a man worthy of her love, build a career, and fulfill her goal of returning to her reservation to help prevent the abuse of women and children, takes her on an intimate and inspiring journey full of heartbreak, discovery, and redemption. "As in my other films profiling rural poverty," says Sutherland, "I was trying to reach out to another forgotten corner of the American landscape, this time to put a face on a Native family so that we could see them close-up with all the detail that illuminates the rich reality of their lives." Written by David Sutherland

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