Monthly Archives: May 2014

Kickstarted!

Kickstarted!

        Wopila! Thank you to everyone who supported our Kickstarter project and campaign effort!! We are so grateful to have had so many people rooting for the project! Thank you for making a difference and for helping to get this important story out into the world! Continue Reading

BYOD Interview

BYOD Interview

Filmmakers Jennifer Jessum and Simon Joseph were interviewed by director Ondi Timoner on Bring Your Own Doc (BYOD) for a special series for DocuWeeks.   Watch the full episode here. Continue Reading

Los Angeles Times Review!

Los Angeles Times Review!

      “‘Holy Man’ explores complex issues of racial bias: Using effective reenactments, director Jennifer Jessum turns one man’s story into an indictment of U.S. judicial system in its treatment of Native Americans. The exceptional documentary ‘Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White’ tells the haunting tale of White, a Lakota Sioux medicine man… Continue Reading

Variety review in!

Variety review in!

“Documentaries that revolve around trials often pose problems of presentation, particularly if they involve larger issues. ‘Holy Man,’ Jennifer Jessum and Simon Joseph’s film about a revered Lakota medicine man wrongfully sentenced to almost 25 years without parole for allegedly molesting his grandchildren, builds very slowly, as the full extent of this miscarriage of justice… Continue Reading

The Village Voice Review!

The Village Voice Review!

“Director Jennifer Jessum’s Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White illustrates complex issues through the story of an individual. White—a revered medicine man on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota—is falsely accused of child molestation, and even when mountains of evidence attest to his innocence, the court system refuses to release him. Narrated… Continue Reading