Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier, produced and directed by Suzie Baer.
WARRIOR – The shocking, true story of Leonard Peltier, the American Indian leader locked away for life in Leavenworth Penitentiary, convicted of the alleged murder of two FBI agents during a bloody shoot-out on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975. To understand Peltier’s story, a man who has come to symbolize the continued oppression of America’s indigenous peoples, Warrior takes us back to a look at his life, then role with the American Indian Movement and the violent confrontations at Pine Ridge and Wounded Knee in the Seventies, and today’s Indian reservations where the government’s plans for uranium mining and waste dumping are still being heatedly resisted by Indian activists. The heart of the documentary, is a detailed painstaking account of Peltier’s harrowing odyssey through the American justice system.
Peltier’s case has been shrouded in controversy and he is considered by Amnesty International, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, National Congress of American Indians, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Rev. Jesse Jackson, among many others, to be a political prisoner who should be immediately released.
As of 2016, Leonard Peltier is housed at Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Florida.
This video is officially endorsed by Leonard Peltier and the L.P.D.C.