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FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

THE RIDE

TFF 2016 Directed by Stéphanie Gillard
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE THE RIDE [TFF 2016]

The end of the Indian Wars in the US concluded with the horrific events at Wounded Knee in December, 1890. After Custer's defeat at Little Big Horn and Chief Sitting Bull's subsequent surrender and execution, the Lakota Sioux set out on a 300-mile walk southward through South Dakota. Along the way they were joined by Chief Big Foot's band of Minneconjou Lakota and pursued by the Calvary, ending up at Wounded Knee where 350 Lakota were massacred. In The Ride we are witness to the annual Chief Big Foot Memorial Ride, a tradition since 1986 where young Lakota retrace part of the route on a 300-mile horse ride in late December. Stéphanie Gillard's intimate, moving vérité account follows the preparation and the journey amid the captivating, stunningly photographed South Dakota Badlands. The young riders share their thoughts and emotions as they contemplate their ancestors' history. As the adult Lakota guide and advise them on proper horse care, they share their own stories. Through Gillard's access we become immersed in this unique journey that is part adventure, bonding, a history lesson and deep reflection.



—Brian Gordon

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The end of the Indian Wars in the US concluded with the horrific events at Wounded Knee in December, 1890. After Custer's defeat at Little Big Horn and Chief Sitting Bull's subsequent surrender and execution, the Lakota Sioux set out on a 300-mile walk southward through South Dakota. Along the way they were joined by Chief Big Foot's band of Minneconjou Lakota and pursued by the Calvary, ending up at Wounded Knee where 350 Lakota were massacred. In The Ride we are witness to the annual Chief Big Foot Memorial Ride, a tradition since 1986 where young Lakota retrace part of the route on a 300-mile horse ride in late December. Stéphanie Gillard's intimate, moving vérité account follows the preparation and the journey amid the captivating, stunningly photographed South Dakota Badlands. The young riders share their thoughts and emotions as they contemplate their ancestors' history. As the adult Lakota guide and advise them on proper horse care, they share their own stories. Through Gillard's access we become immersed in this unique journey that is part adventure, bonding, a history lesson and deep reflection.



—Brian Gordon

Film Information
Year: 2016
Length: 91 minutes
Language: English
Country: France
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Stéphanie Gillard
Screenwriter: Stéphanie Gillard
Producer: Julie Gayet, Nadia Turincev
Editor: Laure Saint-Marc
Cinematographer: Martin de Chabaneix
Executive Producer: Julie Gayet, Nadia Turincev
Composer: Vincent Bourre
Sound Recordist: Erwan Kerzanet
Sound Edit: Serge Rouquairol
Cast: Jesse James White, Jimmy White, Manaja Hill, A.J Agard, Ron his horse is Thunder
Contacts

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Josh Johnson
Tribeca Film Festival
Phone: 5124198749
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Print Source
Thomas Lambert
Rouge International
Paris, 75003
Phone: +33 9 51 25 13 58
thomas@rouge-international.com

US Sales Contact
Thomas Lambert
Rouge International
Paris, 75003
Phone: +33 9 51 25 13 58
thomas@rouge-international.com

International Sales Contact
Thomas Lambert
Rouge International
Paris, 75003
Phone: +33 9 51 25 13 58
thomas@rouge-international.com

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About the Director(s)

Stéphanie Gillard was born in 1973, in Paris. After studying law, she pursued a film degree at ESAV in Toulouse and started working as an assistant director and production assistant.

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