In 1890, an uprising of Native Americans against the American government near Wounded Knee was brutally quashed by the 7th Cavalry. The battle led to the massacre of three hundred Indians. To commemorate the revolt and demonstrate that little had changed since then, a group of Indians occupied Wounded Knee in 1973. Kiers went to the town, which was surrounded by FBI agents, and made a portrait of the Indian community.

Credits

Director
Set geluid
TV company
VPRO TV

Title: Zipcode - Wounded Knee
Year: 1973
Duration : 48 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2006

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