The Thick Dark Fog
Walter Littlemoon is a 69-year-old Lakota man born and raised in Wounded Knee, South Dakota. At the age of five, he was removed from his family to attend a Federal government boarding school where his culture, language and spirituality were suppressed.
The Thick Dark Fog profiles Walter's journey to heal himself and his community while reclaiming his heritage. The film's title comes from Walter's own self-diagnosis of the state-of-mind that he lived in for so many years until he began to tell his story and heal from his childhood trauma.
As time has passed, more positive accounts have surfaced from Native Americans about their school experiences such as being saved from poverty and making life-long friends.
For viewers: Please contact your local public television station to find out when they will be scheduling this program.
Feed Date & NOLA Code: DKFG 00 H1
Refeeds Friday, October 26, 2012 |1100-1200ET/ HD04
Saturday, June 9, 2012, 1230-1330ET/ HD04
Below are resources for stations to use in promoting their carriage of The Thick Dark Fog.
• DVD sale site - shopvisionmaker.org
Educational DVD with Public Performance Rights available March 1, 2012
Home DVD available June 1, 2012
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Honors & Awards
Official Selection, 10th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (Feb. 15-24)
Official Selection, SUNY College at Cortland, NY, Sperry Center Screening (Oct. 23, 2012). Supported by a grant from the Auxiliary Services Corporation, Native American Studies Program, and the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies.
WINNER, "People's Choice," 2012 Black Hills Film Festival (May 1-6, 2012)
WINNER, "Best Documentary," 36th Annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, CA (Nov. 5-7, 2011)
WINNER, "Best Supporting Actress," 14th Annual Native American Indian Film & Video Festival of the Southeast in Columbia, South Carolina (Nov. 10-30, 2011)
Filmmaker Panel with Walter Littlemoon & Jane Ridgway; November 4 at 9 a.m. PT at AIFI's 35th Annual American Indian Film Festival (San Francisco, CA)