Bury My Heart In Dresden / Begrabt mein Herz in Dresden

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A Catholic cemetery in Dresden, Germany. In the middle of a meadow, a small grave. And at the foot of the gray and weathered gravestone, waving in the wind, a small American flag. The inscription chiseled into the old stone reveals who was laid to his final rest here in 1914: the Native American Edward Two-Two, a Sioux chief.
How did a Sioux Indian end up in a place like Dresden so long ago? And why was he buried there at his own request, so far from his native lands and contrary to all Indian traditions?
The film tries to find answers by traces the extraordinary life story of the Indian chief Edward Two-Two at Pine Ridge Reservat in South Dakota.

Details

Country of Production
Germany

Year of Production
2012

Format
HDCam

Length
90 min

Director
Bettina Renner

Production
ma.ja.de. filmproduktion in co-production with MDR in association with ARTE

Original Language
English, German, Lakota

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

DOK Leipzig 2012
Tage des Ethnologischen Films Munich 2012
DOXA IDF Vancouver 2013
LA Skins FF Los Angeles 2013 (Award for Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking)