#5: BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
Adam Beach, August Schellenberg, Aidan Quinn, Anna Paquin, Eric Schweig
Primetime Emmy Award
This is a thoughtful portrayal of the complex events leading up to the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. All sides of the conflict are explored in a sympathetic and realistic manner.
I like this movie because it maintains the dignity of the Native Americans, without being sentimental. The solid acting and well-written dialogue save the story from becoming a melodrama. Instead, the sad events of history unfold in multiple ways to explain the inevitable demise of the Great Sioux Nation.
Have you seen this movie? Would it be YOUR top choice?