As one of this year’s Sundance Film Festival breakouts, the film depicts a complex portrait of modern-day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Starring first-time actors John Reddy and Jashaun St. John, the story follows an Oglala Lakota teenager and his younger sister who find themselves on separate paths to rediscover the meaning of home.
In May, the film was an official selection at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, where it received a standing ovation through the credits.
That same month the filmmakers teamed up with the South Dakota Film Festival and Pharrell Williams‘ iamOTHER to launch the Pine Ridge Youth Documentary Competition.
Songs is being distributed in France by Diaphana Films, which acquired the rights immediately after Sundance. Significant will distribute in the U.S.
Watch the trailer and a couple of new clips from the film below.