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"When Custer County Police kill 18 year old Cheyenne Arapaho Mah-hi-vist Red Bird Goodblanket in his family's kitchen, descendants of the Sand Creek and Washita Massacres take us back 150 years to reveal how historical trauma and the horrors of the past are still present in America today."


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Directors: Campbell Dalglish, Dr. Henrietta Mann

Dr. HENRIETTA MANN (Executive Producer, Co-Writer/Director) is a Cheyenne enrolled with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes located in Oklahoma. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1954, and a Master of Arts Degree from Oklahoma State University in 1970. In 1982, she earned her Doctor of Philosophy Degree in American Studies from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. She is Professor Emeritus in Native American Studies, Montana State University where she served as special assistant to MSU’s president until 2016. On leave from Montana State University she is the founding president of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College temporarily located on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford. Dr. Mann has been a professor/administrator at: The University of California, Berkeley; University of Montana, Missoula; Graduate School of Education, Harvard University; and Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas. She was the first person to fill the Katz Endowed Chair in Native American Studies at Montana State University, Bozeman. In 1991 Rolling Stone Magazine named her as one of the ten top professors in the nation. Southwestern Oklahoma State University inducted her into its Hall of Fame in 1997. The University of New Mexico Alumni Association honored her as its 2008 recipient of the Bernard S. Rodey Award for her leadership in education. She also received the 2008 National Indian Education Association Lifetime Achievement Award. As a scholar of American Indian Studies, as a direct descendant of the Sand Creek and Washita Massacres, and as a grandmother of Mah-hi-vist Red Bird Goodblanket she narrates our story from her heart, from "the historical genealogy of her blood.”


CAMPBELL DALGLISH (Writer, Director, Producer)– Founding Director of D’Arc Productions, award winning playwright, screenwriter and director. His short narrative DANCE OF THE QUANTUM CATS won international awards and was selected by CINE to represent USA at the 12th International Film Festival of Peace, Hiroshima, JAPAN. It was broadcast on PBS/CPTV in a series on emerging directors. Another short film, ROAD KILL, has screened in over two dozen international film festivals winning top awards in six of them. His award winning screenplays include the features BRUISES and DEER WOMAN and the short CHARADE OF A FLY. His award winning plays include GREEN FIRE, SPLIT, THE LIST, and WIGGER. He has written and produced two musicals: BLUE MASS and SKINS OF THE MONEY DRUM presented at the Yale University Theater. In documentary he has co-produced over twelve segments for broadcast on The New Morning Show (the Hallmark Channel), including multiple segments on American Indian reservations (Navajo, Apache, and Havasupai). He also co-produced ECO ACTION, and the short film AHALANI: LIVING IN HARMONY WITH THE SUN. Over the years Dalglish has developed a technique of making films without scripts in marginal communities (A HARD WAY OUT 1992 Hartford gangs, THE COMMUNITY ROOM 1990 Jericho Homeless Shelter, and THE SHOOTING GALLERY 1989 Bridgeport Prison). He founded the IMPROFILM FESTIVAL in its sixth year at the IFP Screening room sponsored by CCNY Film Program screening films that were produced without a screenplay through structured improvisations. He is a Film Commissioner for Suffolk County and President of the Plaza Cinema and Media Arts Center in Patchogue (www.plazamac.org) that houses the George Stony School of Documentary Filmmaking. SAVAGE LAND is his first feature film in the making for the last eight years spending time with the Goodblanket family and the Cheyenne and Arapaho people of Oklahoma.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    1:29:30
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Campbell Dalglish, Dr. Henrietta Mann
  • Screenwriter
    Campbell Dalglish, Dr. Henrietta Mann, Alex Lora
  • Producer
    Produced by Campbell Dalglish
  • Executive Producer
    Chris Eyre and Dr. Henrietta Mann
  • Co-Producer
    Alex Lora / Field Produced by Robert Vetter / Associate Produced by Annette Arkeketa
  • Filmmaker
    Campbell Dalglish, Dr. Henrietta Mann
  • Cinematographer
    Niav Conty and Campbell Dalglish
  • Editor
    Alex Lora and 91 East
  • Sound Design
    Campbell Dalglish
  • Music
    Sage Brantley