Dakota 38: One Filmmaker’s Ride of a Lifetime

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August 9, 2012

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Dakota 38: One Filmmaker's Ride of a Lifetime

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.

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Dakota 38: One Filmmaker’s Ride of a Lifetime

“I remember Silas telling us about meeting a Native American elder who talked about a dream he’d had, an important dream, one that he’d tried to ignore. But finally he understood that the dream had to be re-enacted. There would be a ride of Native Americans on horseback, over 300 miles across the Dakotas in the dead of winter, a healing ride to the place where 38 Native Americans had been hung during the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. This ride would have to be filmed the elder told Silas. That’s what you’ll do, he’d said. I remember feeling shocked by the story. I asked Silas, are you going to do it? He was. I didn’t have to ask if there was any money involved. I knew there wasn’t. And I remember being alarmed.”… In this beautifully wrought interview Silas Hagerty shares the backstory of his extraordinary film Dakota 38 and the profound challenges and insights that accompanied its creation. { read more }

Be The Change

Try healing an old wound through an act of reconciliation. For inspiration, watch the moving trailer of Dakota 38 here. { more }

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