“Big Chief, Black Hawk” Film to Be Shown at DSU Next Wednesday

Four different Dakota State University groups are coming together to host the film  “Big Chief, Black Hawk”, on Wednesday, April 12th.

It is a short, intimate film that looks at the life of a young man and the “tribe” he is with in New Orleans. The film is through the perspective of the youngest Black Masking Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief. 

Written and directed by Jonathan Isaac Jackson, the one-hour film launched during Black History Month on America ReFramed on PBS, and has won awards at several film festivals.

Jackson and the film’s producer, Paul Fishback, will be in attendance, and will be part of a discussion following the movie on the topics of business, economics, policy, cultures, and social issues.

Sponsoring groups include the DSU Native American Student Association (NASA), the DSU Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, and the Lights, Camera, Action Film Club.

The public is invited to attend the free event next Wednesday at 5:30pm in the Tunheim Classroom Building Auditorium on DSU’s campus. Audience members should be aware of potentially mature subject matter in the film.