The Bears on Pine Ridge

Documentary   |  39 min  |  2021  |  HD

The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (in South Dakota) declares a State of Emergency when youth suicide rates reach the highest levels in the country. A respected female elder leads the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s only suicide prevention team, while mentoring a group of suicide-survivor teenagers to find their voice, encouraging them to bring hope and awareness to the reservation.

Directed by: Noel Bass

Featuring: Tiny DeCory, Eileen Janis, and The Bear Program.

Audio language: English        
Subtitles language: English

Screenings

FEB 20

BIG SKY

World Premiere and Award Nominee at the Academy Award Qualifying 2021 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula Montana. 

Mar

26

Am-Docs

California Premiere at the Academy Award Qualifying 2021 American Documentary and Animation Film Festival

MAR 28

Pendance

Selected as the Festival Opener for the Pendance Film Festival, one of the hottest new International festivals in Ontario, Canada. 

MAR

28

DC Independent

Film FORUM

DC Independent Film Forum is the longest running Independent Film Festival in DC, now operating as a curated Film Forum.

APR

27

Riverside International

JURY AWARD WINNER for Best Documentary at the 19th Annual Riverside International Film Festival in California

APR

30

SARASOTA Film Festival

The prestigious Sarasota Film Festival in Florida hosts some of the best Independent documentaries worldwide.

JUN

01

Latino & Native American Film Festival

JURY AWARD WINNER for Best Short Documentary at the 11th Annual LANAFF! 

OCT

01

Original Thinkers

OT is a special curated event out of Telluride, Colorado. Only 10 Projects are selected each year for presentation and thought provoking discussion. 

OCT

03

Taiwan International Ethnographic 

For 20 years TIEFF has served to promote outstanding documentary films from around the world that are innovative, educational, challenging, and entertaining.

NOV

04

Arlington International FF

Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is an award winning organization with its mission being to foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film.

AUG

09

Flicker's
Rhode Island International FF

Academy Award Qualifying, BAFTA Qualifying and Canadian Screen Award Qualifying Festival.

AUG

22

Phoenix Film Festival

JURY AWARD WINNER for Best Short Documentary at Phoenix, Arizona's biggest film festival! 

AUG

01

Los Angeles
Diversity Film Festival

A unique film festival celebrating the diversity of modern day storytellers through a multicultural line-up.

Sep

16

South Dakota
Film Festival

AWARD WINNER for BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY at the premier film festival in South Dakota and the region.