Ghost Dance

dance film

"Ghost Dance" was a religious movement of Native Americans (Indians) from the late nineteenth century.

It was associated with the prophecy of ending white expansion in North America, at the same time proclaiming the goals of a pure and honest life and inter-tribal cooperation of the indigenous people.

It is believed that the practice of Ghost Dance was the cause of the Wounded Knee Massacre. In December 1890, the forces of the United States army killed at least 153 people there. Mostly they were women and children.

This film was made during my visit in Winnipeg (Canada) during the Screendance Intensive workshop

and is a kind of homage to the innocent victims of the Ghost Dance movement.

dir. Krzysztof Kris Stasiak

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