On a Knife Edge

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On a Knife Edge

A stunning coming-of-age journey from the Pine Ridge Reservation, set against a background of rising tension and protest, a Lakota/Northern Cheyenne teenager learns first-hand what it means to lead a new generation and enter adulthood in a world where the odds are stacked against him.

Filmed over a five-year period, On a Knife Edge provides an intimate journey into the world of George Dull Knife as he becomes politically active with the American Indian Movement, confronts the challenges of growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation, and wrestles with accepting leadership of his storied family from his aging father.