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Strong Hearts: An Indigenous Love Letter To My Sons

November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

’Strong Hearts’, a short film by actor, writer and director Gary “Litefoot” Davis, is filled with a father’s wisdom and indigenous world view, poetically expressed as a letter to his three sons. The title of the film is inspired by the legendary Oglala Lakota Chief, Crazy Horse. On June 25, 1876, General George Armstrong Custer’s U.S. 7th Calvary attacked Crazy Horse and his people in what would become known as the battle of the Little Big Horn. That day Crazy Horse implored his warriors to fight for their way of life and exhorted them to action by saying, “Strong hearts to the front, weak hearts and cowards to the rear. Today is a good day to fight for your people. Today is a good day to die for your people.” Crazy Horse’s passionate rallying call to his warriors strikes at the heart of this intimate short documentary film. Through raw vulnerable narration delivered over evocative music, a message of strength, beauty and power emanates with love by an indigenous father to his three sons. The young men are reminded of the struggle of their indigenous ancestors, encouraged to fight for their purpose in life, hold close to their cultural teachings and to not let the world define them. Filmed on location at various battle sites between Crazy Horse and the U.S. military, and at the actual location where he was murdered, historical happenings become the perfect classroom for informative teaching moments. The epic natural landscapes in the film serve as majestic classrooms, providing the perfect visual backdrop for the film’s empowering heartfelt messages that overflow with a fathers love for his children.

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Date:
November 20
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Venue

TCL Chinese Theatre #6
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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