Making the River: A Documentary Film

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A film about punishment and death, transformation and redemption.

 


Making the River is the story of Jimi Simmons' quest for freedom and the people he met along the way: Leonard Weinglass, a defense attorney, he had to decide if he would defend Simmons. Richard Mason, a Walla Walla Prison guard, he discovered the body of Sgt. Cross. A twenty-two year old juror, she had to decide Simmons' fate. Raul Salinas, celebrated poet and prison activist, he helped to publicize Simmons' case. Phil Lane, Jr. a Lakota leader, he speaks of the destruction of the sacred sweatlodge. John Biggs, defended George Simmons, he went to jail to protect his client. Karen Rudolph, a community activist, she organized the Simmons' Brothers Defense Committee. Two Indian brothers were charged with murder. Both would find their ways over the prison walls. Making the River is a film about punishment and death, transformation and redemption. Making the River is about the creation of Freedom.

 

 

Director: Sarah Del Seronde

Format: DVD, color, 80 minutes

Published: 2008

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Muckleshoot, Rogue River