The shocking true story of Leonard Peltier, American Indian leader locked away for life, convicted of the alleged murder of two FBI agents during a bloody shoot-out on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975.
Film “Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier” Produced and Directed by Suzie Baer.
Around the world, his trial and conviction have been denounced as a sham. Amnesty International, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Desmond Tutu, and many others have appealed for a new trial for the man who has come to symbolize the continued oppression of America’s indigenous peoples. To understand Peltier’s story, Warrior takes us back to the violent confrontations at Pine Ridge and Wounded Knee in the Seventies, and then to today’s Indian reservations, where the government’s plans for uranium mining and waste dumping are still being resisted by Native activists. The heart of the film, though, is a detailed painstaking account of Peltier’s harrowing odyssey through the American justice system.
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