A Grim Fairy Tale

Bonnie Devine

2008, 07:00 minutes, colour


Inspired by the 1965 DEFA film The Sons of Great Bear, starring Gojko Mitic, Devine’s video opens with the discovery of an old wooden chest, and weaves together the objects it contains to tell the story of the battle for the Black Hills. Using hand-drawn adaptations of the Fort Marion prison drawings, the ledger drawings by Red Horse and an original score by David Deleary, the story unfolds from the coming of the white man to the discovery of gold to the final battle for the territory now known as South Dakota.

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