This poignant full doc. with Diane Sawyer takes an in-depth look at the young Lakota dreamers and survivors of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota fighting against decades of neglect from the US Government. Watch Red Cry, Today's Genocide in America: http://youtu.be/JusBAxa40Bc
Diane Sawyer travels to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation where some of the proudest Americans, living in unthinkable conditions, refuse to be defeated -- a young girl filled with "American Idol" dreams, yet facing a life-changing reality; a high school quarterback whose strength and spirit knows no bounds; a magical little girl filled with hope.
For over a year, as she has done with the poverty-stricken children from parts of Appalachia and Camden, New Jersey, Sawyer and her team followed young fighters and dreamers, this time from the Lakota Nation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, living in the shadows of Mount Rushmore. A once-mighty people desperately trying to hold on, Sawyer finds that even with all of its grinding poverty and alcoholism, it's a place from which warriors can still rise.
This program also profiles law enforcement officials, schools, individuals and businesses that are helping to change Pine Ridge for the better.
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