Born to Serve

WOUNDED KNEE: A LINE IN THE SAND documentary film

A project in Santa Barbara, CA by Kevin McKiernan
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Journalist encounters birth, marriage and death in a besieged village and shows how the long standoff changed history and his own life.
Backers: 439
Average Pledge Per Backer: $145

Funded: $63,711 of $60,000
Dates: Nov 2nd -> Dec 8th (37 days)
Project By: Kevin McKiernan
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Latest News

Last Kickstarter update: Ah Pah village and the legacy of Wounded Knee.

December 4th - via: kickstarter.com
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Great news! We have pledges for nearly $52,000 of the $60,000 goal. Just $8,000 and 4 days to go.

December 4th - via: kickstarter.com
NPR story on Indian-FBI firefight, plus signed archival prints from the 1973 Wounded Knee siege. Click here to see "Rewards" with details about prints.https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1907846287/wounded-knee-a-line-in-the-sand-documentary-film¬†... (Read More)

Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement : when Wounded Knee was over, "I realized it would be downhill."

December 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
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"The gov't and AIM lost at Wounded Knee in 1973, but Indian people won."

December 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Professor Charles Wilkinson talks about winners and losers in the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Yurok Indians: "Nobody can tell us we can't have our language"--Barbara McQuillen, Klamath, CA

November 30th - via: kickstarter.com
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Public Radio interview about the new film "Wounded Knee: A Line in the Sand."

November 29th - via: kickstarter.com
LISTEN to Public Radio interview about new film "Wounded Knee: A Line in the Sand." CLICK HERE TO LISTEN http://listen.sdpb.org/post/dakota-midday-wounded-knee-line-sand  (Read More)

The meaning of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation in history

November 26th - via: kickstarter.com
This is a brief interview with Native American scholar Charles Wilkinson. You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Recent news pieces

November 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Nice piece in *Indian Country Today*: https://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/11/24/wounded-knee-line-sand-documentary-show-never-seen-footage-157959 And I've also done a reflection for the Independent:... (Read More)

AIM co-founder Dennis Banks: when Wounded Knee was over, "I realized it would be downhill."

November 24th - via: kickstarter.com
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Visit to Yurok Reservation, Klamath, CA; story of Willard and the professor.

November 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
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"I wasn't even alive at the time of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee"

November 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
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Language is life: interview with Barbara McQuillen, Yurok language teacher.

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
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Yurok Indian mom gives son 8 guns to fight at Wounded Knee in 1973.

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
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Backlash after 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee.

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
In the mid-1970's, following the occupation of Wounded Knee,¬† Lakota traditionalists and AIM members complained of selective law enforcement by the FBI. You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00 In 1970's Lakota... (Read More)

Making progress, slowly.

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
As of today, the film has 151 backers and $23,500 in pledges. The pledges will be awarded if the project raises $60,000 by December 7th. This is a photo of Director Kevin McKiernan and cinematographer Haskell Wexler, Kevin McKiernan and Haskell... (Read More)

santa Barbara Independent

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
www.independent.com/news/2014/nov/13/kevin-mckiernan/  (Read More)

We got boost in the news today!

November 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Twitter: @mckiernankevin Cool plug in Santa Barbara Independent. http://t.co/7gAMxuFTha See trailer, support us at https://t.co/iY2DlpSYRU Please share these on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It really helps!  (Read More)

From my film "Wounded Knee: A Line in the Sand." Here's a short clip I shot last year, on the 40th anniversary of the occupation.

November 12th - via: kickstarter.com
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Huffington Post

November 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's a photo I took on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. BTW, we got a nice shout-out a couple of days ago: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-tilsen/wounded-knee_b_6117502.html?1415385984 Pine Ridge Indian Reservation :... (Read More)

Haskell Wexler shooting at Wounded Knee

November 9th - via: kickstarter.com
This is shot of our Haskell Wexler, A.S.C. shooting at Wounded Knee, 2013. volunteer cameraman, Academy Award winner Haskell Wexler! The photo was taken when we were shooting at the 1890 mass grave in Wounded Knee in July, 2013. Haskell always spoke... (Read More)

Lull in fighting, Wounded Knee, 1973

November 8th - via: kickstarter.com
I took this photo in April, 1973. That was the heaviest month of fighting in the 71-day occupation. Two Indians were killed and some18 wounded in firefights with federal agents. A U.S. Marshal was shot and paralyzed.  (Read More)

Indians in handcuffs

November 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Supporters of Wounded Knee occupation in handcuffs, 1973.  (Read More)

Selo Black Crow, medicine man

November 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Here is a photo I took on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the early '70's. Selo Black Crow, medicine man.  (Read More)

Video clip#2

November 5th - via: kickstarter.com
From my film "Wounded Knee: A Line in the Sand." Here's a short clip I shot last year, on the 40th anniversary of the occupation. You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Great news!

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
We have just hit $14,000 in pledges and Kickstarter is now featuring us as a "staff pick. Thanks to family, friends and everyone who believes in this film!  (Read More)

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