“It’s still here.” That’s the assurance of elder Albert White Hat — that the spirit, songs and power of the Lakota are fully present today. These words seem at odds with the broken-down villages, addictions and sense of loss on Lakota reservations, but White Hat believes that every person has potential to be a leader. “Somebody has to do it,” said White Hat. “We just have to go back and take it.”Premiere Date: November 3, 2014 | Runtime: 00:00:30
Across the Creek is a conversation among members of the Lakota, who are seeking ways to restore their culture after a legacy of colonialism. Offering a fresh perspective into the lives of the Sioux on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge reservations, the film looks at how these communities struggle to maintain tradition, while confronting the challenges of broken families, abuse and poverty.