The Ride takes us along the annual Chief Big Foot Memorial Ride through the South Dakota Badlands, a tradition since 1986 where young Lakota retrace part of the route on a 300-mile horse ride in late December. During the ride, young Lakota Sioux ride horseback and reflect upon the history of their ancestors, many of whom were massacred at Wounded Knee in 1890.
This intimate, stunningly photographed account captures the thoughts and emotions of the young riders and the guidance and wisdom of the adults. Through director Stéphanie Gillard's access we become immersed in this unique journey that is part adventure, bonding, a history lesson and deep reflection.
Official Selection at Tribeca Film Festival 2016
The Ride (France, 2016)
Written and directed by: Stéphanie Gillard
With: Jesse James White, Jimmy White, Manaja, Unjinca Hill
Runtime: 87 min