Praise & Awards

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“This uniquely sensitive portrait of bright young people at a galvanizing stage of their lives, whose cultural pride is informed by a continually uneasy relationship with mainstream American culture is a timely look at the ways that young people are helping to shape our political future.”- Jon Dieringer, Director, “The Flaherty Series”

“One of Young Lakota’s most powerful take-away lessons is the importance of holding up the grassroots work of communities typically underrepresented in the mainstream face of a movement—a lesson the feminist and reproductive rights movement can always revisit.” — Sara Alcid, The Huffington Post

“The film presents an intimate look at life “on the Rez,” that also serves as a compelling microcosm of the country’s culture wars and the struggle for women’s rights…Full of small-scale political infighting and intrigue, it’s like a rough-hewn, lo fi The Ides of March—yet instead of Ryan Gosling, there’s an equally charismatic Native American woman fighting for her political survival.” —Anthony Kaufman, Sundance Now

“At a time when there are few films about Natives and the challenges their nations face, filmmakers Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt illustrate the agency with which the people highlighted in the film come to their own conclusions…It’s a rare glimpse into Pine Ridge that celebrates the resistance and complexity of the Oglala Lakota who live there.” —Aura Bogado, The Nation



Written Coverage of Young Lakota