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Lakota Nation vs. United States

Jesse Short Bull, Laura Tomaselli, USA 2022, 120’
Polish premiere
Joan Baez I Am a Noise Maestra

A poetic documentary about the Lakota's nearly 200-year struggle for the rights to the Black Hills, a sacred place for many Indigenous Americans. A look at the history of hate and white supremacy leveraged to push indigenous people into reservations and erase their stories from the pages of American history.

‘Lakota Nation vs. United States’ Review: Native Activists Offer a Clear-Eyed Look at Murky American History (Variety)

Jakub Demiańczuk


  • Milwaukee FF 2023 - Emerging Documentary Jury Award
  • Provincetown IFF 2023 - Audience Award
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Jesse Short Bull

Jesse Short Bull is a member of Oglala Lakota tribe in South Dakota. In 2009, he founded the Native Youth Leadership Alliance, an organization that supports young Native Americans in college. He was co-writer and co-producer on the short film Istinma, awarded, among others, at the American Indian Film Festival.


2023 Lakotowie kontra Stany Zjednoczone / Lakota Nation vs. United States (co-dir.) 

Laura Tomaselli

Laura Tomaselli is an editor and director from New York who has worked on feature films and documentaries as well as advertising projects. She received a Cinema Eye Award nomination for editing and writing Sam Pollard's documentary FBI vs. Martin Luther King. Lakota Nation vs. United States is her feature-length directorial debut.


2023 Lakotowie kontra Stany Zjednoczone / Lakota Nation vs. United States (co-dir.) 

Cast & Crew

director Jesse Short Bull, Laura Tomaselli
screenplay Layli Long Soldier, Benjamin Hedin, Laura Tomaselli
cinematography Kevin Phillips
editing Laura Tomaselli
music Raven Chacon
producer Benjamin Hedin, Phil Pinto
production Cinetic Media, Salmira Productions, XTR
sales Magnolia Pictures
language English
coloration colour
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