5 June 2016

Buffalo Nation: The Children Are Crying


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TEHRAN (AIPFF) - The Lakota Sioux and other indigenous people have a rich history but were stripped of their traditions and forced to live on reservations where poverty and alcohol abuse are rampant and suicide rates are far above the national average.

TEHRAN (AIPFF) – The Lakota Sioux and other indigenous people have a rich history but were stripped of their traditions and forced to live on reservations where poverty and alcohol abuse are rampant and suicide rates are far above the national average.

“Buffalo Nation: The Children Are Crying” directed by Leslye Abbey  depicts the tragic way of life for the rural, isolated Lakota people living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. This documentary focuses on the devastation in which the children of the Lakota Sioux Nation are forced to live. The children are filled with despair, and as a result, they are committing suicide at an alarming rate.

Leslye Abbey is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, photographer, and Social Worker. A New York native, she has traveled the world creating films that reflect the human spirit. She has visited the Lakota Sioux reservation in South Dakota, examines how these social problems developed, and looks at what people living there are doing to restore hope.

“Buffalo Nation: The Children Are Crying” accounted as a foreign film, will participate in the 3rd Ammar film festival 2016.


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