Bettina Renner
Bettina Renner
director/producer

Bury My Heart in Dresden

A Catholic cemetery in Dresden, Germany. In the middle of a meadow, a small grave. And at the foot of the gray and weathered gravestone, waving in the wind, a small American flag. The inscription chiseled into the old stone reveals who was laid to his final rest here in 1914: The Native American Edward Two-Two, a Sioux chief.

How did a Sioux Indian end up in a place like Dresden so long ago? And why was he buried there at his own request, so far from his native lands and contrary to all Indian traditions?

The film tries to find answers by traces the extraordinary life story of the Indian chief Edward Two-Two at Pine Ridge Reservat in South Dakota.

Producer / Production Details
ma.ja.de in co-production with MDR, in cooperation with ARTE
Supported by MEDIA, MDM, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
Distributed by Deckert Distribution
Top Awards/Festivals
Award for Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking

Festivals
DOK Leipzig
Tage des Ethnologischen Films Munich
DOXA IDF Vancouver
LA Skins FF Los Angeles

Broadcast on ARTE (14 October, 2012)
Country
Germany
Training Programme
Masterschool 2009
Status
finished