Video Letters from Prison
Video Letters from Prison follows three teenage Lakota girls from the Pine Ridge Reservation as they form a tentative relationship with their incarcerated father through the exchange of video letters. The video correspondence between the three sisters and their father illustrates the challenges of establishing trust after a history of broken promises. As the girls journey into adulthood and think about their future, they struggle with what place their long-absent father should have in their lives.
Video Letters from Prison was an audience favorite at the Vision Maker Film Festival in Lincoln, NE in fall of 2009, says Vision Maker Media Executive Director Shirley Sneve (Sicangu Lakota). "We think this film has tremendous possibilities for helping people everywhere who struggle with their relationship with an incarcerated relative.
Educational Resources: Viewer Discussion Guide;
Education Guide Grades 7-9;
Education Guide Grades 10-Higher Education
Program Length: 57 minutes
Producer and Director: Milt Lee (Cheyenne River Sioux)
Written by: Jamie Lee
Music by: Gordy Pratt
Public Broadcast Release: May 2010
Tags: Lakota, Youth, Family Relationships, Fatherhood, Incarceration
Product ID: VLFP-10-H