Seventh Fire

The betrayal of Native Americans by larger forces looms over this powerful movie without ever being explicitly discussed.

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The Seventh Fire

From executive producers Terrence Malick, Natalie Portman and Chris Eyre comes a fascinating new documentary. When Rob Brown, a Native American gang leader on a remote Minnesota reservation, is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved Ojibwe community. As Rob reckons with his past, his seventeen-year-old protégé, Kevin, dreams of the future: becoming the most powerful and feared Native gangster on the reservation.

“Verges on the surreal...” — Sight & Sound

“An empathetic, often heartbreaking piece of work.” — Time Out London

“Fascinating and important.” — The Hollywood Reporter

Official Selection — Berlin Film Festival
Genre
Documentary, Drama
Runtime
76
Language
English
Director
Jack Pettibone Riccobono
FEATURED REVIEW
Richard Brody, New Yorker

This deeply textured, rueful documentary, about several families in a desolate corner of White Earth Indian Reservation, is centered on two young men suffering the devastating effects of poverty, substance abuse, and neglect. Rob Brown, an aspiring writer in his thirties who’s painfully lucid about ...

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