Language of the Unheard
The Pine Ridge Reservation is home to the Oglala Sioux, a people with one of the most fascinating, controversial, and difficult histories ever told. From the infamous Wounded Knee Massacre to a present day unemployment rate of 80%, the residents of Pine Ridge have many stories that have gone unheard.
“Language of the Unheard” has been accepted to 11 film festivals around the world Including the 2012 Cannes Short Film Corner and Big Sky Documentary Festival. It was named Best Student Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival American Pavilion’s Emerging Filmmakers Showcase and honored with the South Dakota Significance Award at the South Dakota Film Festival. The Director of Photography, Travis LaBella, was named a winner of the 2012 American Society of Cinematographer’s Student Heritage Award in the Documentary category.
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Directed by Jacqueline Reyno & Matthew Litwiller
Produced by Jacqueline Reyno, Matthew Litwiller, Travis LaBella
Cinematography by Travis LaBella
Edited by Andrew Dapolite
Music by Doug Kaplan
Northwestern University Inspire Media Symposium May 14, 2011
South Dakota Film Festival September 16, 2011 - Winner South Dakota Significance Award
Chagrin Documentary Festival October 12-16th, 2011
Unspoken Human Rights Festival October 13-15th, 2011
Reel Dakota Film Festival 2011
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2012
LA Skins Fest 2011
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2012
Fargo International Film Festival 2012
Black Hills Film Festival 2012
Cannes Short Film Corner 2012
Cannes Film Festival American Pavilion Emerging Filmmakers Showcase 2012 - Winner Best Student Documentary
Big Bear Lake International Film Festival 2012