American documentary feature film Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White will now be playing in both New York and Los Angeles as a part of the 16th Annual DocuWeeks Theatrical Documentary Showcase. We are pleased to announce this new addition to the DocuWeeks 2012 lineup, which now includes 17 features and 11 shorts from 19 different countries. The film, directed by award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Jessum and narrated by Martin Sheen, will be playing in New York from August 10-16 and in Los Angeles August 17-23.
Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White is the story of an 89 year old Lakota Sioux medicine man from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, who spent 17 years in federal prison for a crime he did not commit. During the making of this film, filmmakers uncovered new evidence of White’s "actual innocence" and brought the case back to federal court.