The Thick Dark Fog
Walter Littlemoon, a Lakota author and public speaker, attended a federal Indian boarding school in South Dakota 60 years ago. The mission of many of these schools in 1950 was to "kill the Indian and save the man." The children were not allowed to speak their language or express their culture or Native identity in any way. This is the story of how Littlemoon confronted his past so that he could renew himself and his community.
Educational Resources: Viewer Discussion Guide;
Program Length: 57 minutes
Production Staff: Directed by Randy Vasquez; Produced by Jonathan Skurnik & Randy Vasquez; Executive Producer: Brian Wescott (Athabascan/Yup'ik); Written & Edited by Paul Freedman; Director of Photography: Kahlil Hudson (Tlingit); Post-Production Supervisor: Sydney Freeland (Navajo); Composer: Kathryn Bostic; Sound Design: John K. Oh; Additional Music & Songs: Adrian Cross (Plains Cree)
Production Company: High Valley Films
Public Broadcast Date: June 2012
Product ID: TTDF-11-H