Only the Earth and the Mountains

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Only the Earth and the Mountains

Only the Earth and the Mountains
Elleni Sclavenitis
International Competition Short Film 2021
Documentary Film
USA
2020
29 minutes
English
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Elleni Sclavenitis
Elleni Sclavenitis
Elleni Sclavenitis
Elleni Sclavenitis
Elleni Sclavenitis

The Sand Creek Massacre on 29 November 1864: More than 200 Cheyenne and Arapaho were murdered by the U.S. Cavalry. Ignorant hand-downs from the past and the omnipresence of statues glorifying murderers are juxtaposed with an empty museum of indigenous history for which there is no funding. This film against forgetting by a white female director also examines its own position: she talks frankly with descendants of the survivors – many of whom are choosing a scientific approach to history.

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