TimeOut Chicago’s Michael Smith interviews director Seth McClellan of “Little Wound’s Warriors”

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Little Wound’s Warriors, the latest film from Chicago-based director Seth McClellan (King in Chicago, Creative Writing), is a powerful documentary about the Lakota Sioux residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Kyle, South Dakota. It focuses primarily on the students at Little Wound High School as they come to terms with rampant poverty, alcoholism and a recent suicide epidemic. The film, which alternates between interviews with these resilient young people and stunningly beautiful footage of their natural surroundings, ultimately expresses hope for the future as the subjects seek to reclaim their heritage and, as McCLellan notes, recreate “their sense of personal and shared Lakota identity.” Little Wound’s Warriors screens this Saturday, January 21, at the Gene Siskel Film Center with McCLellan present for an audience Q&A.

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