DVD The Activist

DVD The Activist
DVD The Activist

Run time: 90 min
Rating: 5.5
Genres: Thriller
Director: Cyril Morin
Writers: Cyril Morin
Stars: Chadwick Brown, Tonantzin Carmelo, Michael Spears
A political thriller during the Wounded Knee insurrection in 1973. Two activist are arrested and maintain in custody in a sheriff’s office. They will meet a Nixon advisor, a lawyer, a senator and a movie star who is also an activist. Feb 2013 will be the 40Th anniversary of the insurrection… Written by Anonymous
Country: France, USA
Release Date: 7 March 2014 (USA)


  1. "The Activist" combines the best of Documentary and Fiction filmmaking. I wasn't familiar with the Wounded Knee Incident before watching the film; it's maybe no coincidence that the director comes from France…

    The performances are terrific, from the cops / jailers to the main characters, the two activists that get arrested during the events. Most of the action takes place inside a local jail, where tension is escalating as time passes. The jailed heroes get three surprise visits that challenge their assumptions.

    In the end, we have a great film about a little-known episode of American History. Don't miss it!

  2. 8.9 of 10. The best men and women in a box legal story since 12 Angry Men. Despite having more space, the setting increases the sense of being confined with nowhere to go.

    It's definitely not the usual prison film either. Time doesn't slip by quickly with suspenseful action scenes quickly shifting from one to the next as many years pass by.

    As a result, this isn't a film to step into and out of. Far too slow moving for that. It really needs to be watched in full, from the start without stepping away. That said, the documentary aspects of it still shine through if only the second half is watched. If you're already very knowledgeable of this time in history, it will be far less intriguing. Fortunately, it covers some modern history that's rarely discussed much less turned into films.

  3. There are so few of this kind of daring pictures, films that speak of major social problems which are ignored by the most of the people. The story of the American Indians is a painful tale for these brave people, killed for most of them two centuries ago with the help of bullets, diseases and hunger – no more Buffalo meat. These noble people killed only because they had committed the crime to live on THEIR land. A land that the white invaders desperately fought for.

    I am myself a white man, and when I Watch this, I feel ashame to be white dude. This movie is very accurate. Wounded Knee really existed, the terrible slaughter of men, women, elders and children by the white men. With the blessing of the US Government.

    I feel Dizzy only dialing on my computer.

    A great movie. Really. So shame that it won't have a large release, unlike the Hollywood big scale crap.

    The guy playing the President counselor is absolutely outstanding as the disgusting executive planning the Indian destruction, and with the smile, PLEASE!!!

    When I watched him play, I wished him to drop dead. The character I mean, not the actor. A very good one.

    Go and see it. For the Indian Nation's sake.

    Thanks for them.

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