On A Knife Edge

America ReFramed Season 5
  • Feature Film
  • 2017
  • 60 Mins

On a Knife Edge is the coming-of-age story of George Dull Knife, a Lakota teenager growing up on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation. The film traces George’s path to activism, inspired by his family’s long history of fighting for justice for Native Americans. His focus: shutting down the liquor stores in Whiteclay, a tiny town nearby that exists only to sell beer to the reservation’s vulnerable population - almost 5 million cans a year. Winner of the 2018 NAJA National Native Media Award.

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Film Credits

  • Jeremy Williams Director
  • Eli Cane Producer

Critical Acclaim

An intimate insight into overwhelming injustice: Though the adversity American Indians face can often be overwhelming to witness, the bravery of George and his peers is enough to inspire hope that the long fight will be passed into good hands.

Chloe Walker, Filminquiry.com