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Neither Wolf Nor Dog (2016)

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A Lakota elder summons a white writer to visit him and help him write a book about his people.


Kent Nerburn (novel), Kent Nerburn (screenplay) | 2 more credits »





Cast overview:
Dave Bald Eagle ... Dan
Christopher Sweeney ... Kent Nerburn
Richard Ray Whitman Richard Ray Whitman ... Grover
Roseanne Supernault ... Wenonah / Danelle
Tatanka Means ... Delvin
Zahn McClarnon ... Billy
Harlen Standing Bear Sr. Harlen Standing Bear Sr. ... Jumbo
Sarah Sido ... Louise
Yellow Pony Pettibone Yellow Pony Pettibone ... Matt
Wambli BearRunner Wambli BearRunner ... Barbara
Dawn Little Sky Dawn Little Sky ... Annie


A white author is sucked into a road trip through the heart on Native American Country by a Lakota elder and his best friend forcing the author into a deep understanding of contemporary native life.

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The World is Not an Accident. We Don't Always Get to Choose Our Parts.




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Interesting to learn that Dan the Elder in the film played by Dave Bald Eagle has his Belgian wife, Josie, playing in the film as the Museum shop woman. Such a juxtaposition to their roles in the film to be married! Apparently they were short of an actress, and Steve heard she once was one. There is a lot behind the making of this film which is fascinating. We learnt quite a bit of it at the Q&A session at the premier in Edinburgh. See more »

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Neither Wolf Nor Dog - Excellent Film, Excellent Book
5 September 2016 | by kerry-vincentSee all my reviews

Director Steven Lewis Simpson respectfully, lovingly, carefully created a film that stays true to Kent Nerburn's book, but is also its own amazing creation. The perfect cast, particularly Dave Bald Eagle, who brings the Native elder Dan to life, with his sense of humor, and his tears for his people, with balance and grace, never becoming maudlin, but never shying away from the truth either.

Seeing the film I felt like I had a true glimpse of present day Native life, and another glance at what America has lost.

This is a remarkable film, especially knowing it was shot in just a few days on a threadbare shoestring budget with a handful of actors and crew - and yet every minute is so meaningful and alive.

The message that we can still help one another and work together to provide a beautiful world for our children's children has never been more needed....thank you to all involved for the reminder, which could save our lives and our planet, "We are all connected".

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