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Incident at Oglala (1992)

This film describes the events surrounding a 1975 shootout at the Pine Ridge reservation in S. Dakota where two FBI agents were killed.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Zigrossi ...
Himself - Former Assistant FBI Regional Head, South Dakota
Robert Sikma ...
Himself - Former Assistant U.S. Attorney
Darelle 'Dino' Butler ...
Himself (as Darrelle [Dino] Butler)
Bob Robideau ...
Himself
Norman Brown ...
Himself
Leonard Peltier ...
Himself (archive footage)
Duane Brewer ...
Himself - Former Goon Squad Member
Calvin Jumping Bull ...
Himself
William Muldrow ...
Himself - U.S. Government Commission on Civil Rights
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Himself - Co-Founder American Indian Movement
James Abourezk ...
Himself - Former U.S. Senator, South Dakota
Sam Loud Hawk ...
Himself
Richard Wilson ...
Himself - Tribal Council Chairman (archive footage)
Severt Young Bear Sr. ...
Himself (as Severt Young Bear)
...
Himself - National Spokesperson, American Indian Movement
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On June 26, 1975, during a period of high tensions on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, two FBI agents were killed in a shootout with a group of Indians. Although several men were charged with killing the agents, only one, Leonard Peltier, was found guilty. This film describes the events surrounding the shootout and suggests that Peltier was unjustly convicted. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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A murder. A mystery. A mockery of justice.


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26 June 1992 (USA)  »

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Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story  »

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Michael Apted first learned of Leonard Peltier's story while he was researching for his thriller Thunderheart (1992). See more »

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Written by John Trudell, Mark Shark, Milton 'Quiltman' Sahme (as Quiltman)
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Nice Documentary
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Incident at Oglala (1992)

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Documentary about the June 26, 1975 shooting at the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in Oglala, South Dakota where two FBI agents chased a truck onto the property and minutes later they were shot dead. Two people were found not guilty but a third, Leonard Peltier, was found guilty and sentenced to prison but much evidence shows that he wasn't the man pulling the trigger. I had never really heard of this case, although Apted's THUNDERHEART is loosely based around the events here and my main reason for watching this was because of the director as well as narrator/producer Robert Redford. I think those already familiar with the case are going to be the ones who really benefit from this film. As someone not overly familiar with it, I found the documentary to try and show every side of the debate and quite often the stories got mixed together and were rather hard to follow. This hard to follow stuff is perhaps due to the actual case, which seemed to be all over the place in terms of what really happened. Every witness seems to be telling a different story and many of them have changed their stories over the years. The evidence showing that Peltier is pretty interesting but at the same time you have those who are dead certain that he was guilty. The film clearly wants to show him as an innocent victim but I guess it will always be a mystery as that what really happened and in what ordered the events occurred. Director Apted does a very good job at getting many of the original people together for this, including Peltier, who is still in prison.


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