American Indian Movement supporter

Incident at Oglala

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American Indian Movement leader Leonard Peltier was arrested and convicted of murder following the deaths of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975. Veteran documentarian Michael Apted captures the gross miscarriage of justice surrounding the mysterious event as well as the escalating tensions between Native American groups and the US government at the time. Produced and narrated by Robert Redford. (1992, dir. Michael Apted, 90 min.)

A Q&A with director Michael Apted and Professor Michelle Raheja will follow the screening.

About Michael Apted

Since the 1960s, Michael Apted has helmed an extensive list of feature films and documentaries.  His feature films include Gorillas in the Mist, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Gorky Park, Thunderheart, Blink, Nell, James Bond: The World is Not Enough, Enigma, Enough, Amazing Grace, the third installment of C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and Chasing Mavericks.  His most recent film, Unlocked, a spy thriller starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Douglas, Orlando Bloom, John Malkovich, and Toni Collette, will be released later this year.

Mr. Apted's documentary credits include the Boris Grebenshikov film The Long Way Home, Incident at Oglala, Bring on the Night, Moving the Mountain, Me and Isaac Newton, The Power of the Game, and the official 2006 World Cup Film. But among Mr. Apted's most widely recognized documentary directorial achievements are his internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning sequels based on the original 7 UP documentary: 7 Plus 7, 21, 28, 35, 42 UP, 49 UP, and the most recent installment 56 UP, which aired on ITV in the UK and was released theatrically in the US to much acclaim. The films have followed the lives of 14 Britons since the age of seven in seven year increments.

Mr. Apted was born in England in 1941 and studied law and history at Cambridge University.  He has received numerous awards and nominations for his extensive body of work, including a Grammy, British Academy Awards, a DGA Award and the International Documentary Association's highest honor, the IDA Career Achievement Award.  By the order of Queen Elizabeth II, Mr. Apted was made a Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George for his work in the film and television industries.

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