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What Was Ours

Independent Lens (2017) Big Sky Documentary Festival, Smithsonian Native Cinema Showcase

Videos

What Was Ours (Official Trailer)

Overview

Genre
Arts, Anthropology, History, Contemporary Issues, and Human Rights
Synopsis

On the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming, a Shoshone elder, a powwow princess, and an Arapaho journalist seek lost sacred objects. The artifacts are held by non-Indians in distant vast underground archives, away from the reservation, boxed away and no longer accessible to the tribe. As the three learn the stories behind the objects and how they vanished, they all find their true purpose on the reservation.

Stage
in post-production
Running time
74 and 60 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Alpheus Media
Country
United States
Years of Production
2011-2017
Locations
Wyoming, Michigan, Chicago
Prod. Partners
ITVS, VisionMaker Media

Distribution Details

Release year
2017
Festivals
Big Sky Documentary Festival, Smithsonian Museum Native Cinema Showcase, Human Rights Festival, Thessoliniki Doc Market
Awards
Big Sky Award (Nomination)
Distribution
Independent Lens (2017), Vision Maker Media
Broadcast (Acq.)
Independent Lens (2017)
Language
English, Arapaho, Shoshone

Photos

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