Tribal Cops DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: July 19, 2003
Go on patrol in the Dakota Badlands with the Oglala Lakota Sioux police.
They patrol a vast swath of the Dakota Badlands, an area more than twice the size of Connecticut. The Pine Ridge Reservation of the Oglala Sioux is a place where buffalo roam, where beat-up pickups smuggle whiskey, where unemployment runs at nearly 80 percent and the law is regarded with a blend of resignation, hatred and distrust.
British filmmaker Kim Hopkins, whose father is a Native American, explores the dangerous and difficult dynamic that faces the native-born police who work the reservation. In interviews with nearly forty citizens and cops, a portrait of a climate poisoned by poverty and fear emerges, where the police are called "apples"--red on the outside, white on the inside--and their presence and the fact that they are employed engender equal resentment.
In the mysterious world of the TRIBAL COP, DNA and dreams are accorded equal value.