Documentary screening: Sober Indian | Dangerous Indian
Event on 2016-06-09 18:00:00
Please join Project Extra Mile as we host a screening of the Sober Indian | Dangerous Indian documentary on June 9th at 6 p.m. in room 201 of UNO’s Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center.
The documentary follows four men who are struggling with alcoholism and living on the streets of Whiteclay, Nebraska, which sits 250 yards away from the South Dakota state line and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Whiteclay has a population of 12, yet it also has four convenience stores that sell approximately 4 million cans of beer per year.
The reservation has prohibited alcohol by tribal ordinance for more than 120 years, yet 25 percent of children there are born with fetal alcohol syndrome, 85 percent of families are impacted by alcohol abuse, the infant mortality rate is 300 percent higher than the national average and the teen suicide rate is 150 percent higher than the national average. In addition, there is only one seven-bed treatment facility on the reservation of 40,000 residents. Sober Indian | Dangerous Indian explores these harmful effects of alcohol abuse on tribal reservations.
Following the documentary screening, filmmaker John Maisch and social and political activist Frank LaMere will answer questions from the audience. We hope to see you on June 9th.
For more information about the film, visit http://www.soberindian.com/index.html
at University of Nebraska Omaha Community Engagement Center
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, United States