Directed by Michael Apted • 1992 • United States
Starring Robert Redford, Leonard Peltier, Norman Zigrossi
Acclaimed documentarian Michael Apted directs and Robert Redford narrates this urgent, eye-opening look at a startling case of American injustice. Focusing on the circumstances surrounding a 1975 shootout at South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation that left two FBI agents dead, INCIDENT AT OGLALA methodically deconstructs the events that led to the conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Indigenous-rights activist and leading member of the American Indian Movement. Through interviews with witnesses and dramatic reenactments, the film examines the myriad forces that conspired to send a potentially innocent man to prison.