Video Letters from Prison

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 7:00pm

Pictured: The girls watch their first video letter from their dad, Marvin Poor Bear

Courtesy of Hollow Bone Films

A story of family and how the bonds of blood are never broken, no matter how hard they might be bent. 

Embark on a journey of transformation as one family from the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota finds healing through the path of the heart. Video Letters from Prison, airing Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 7 p.m. on WXXI World (cable 524/DT21.2), follows the lives of three Oglala Lakota sisters as they reconnect with their incarcerated father via a series of video letters. The Poor Bear girls are not sure they even want to connect—but their mother, Cindy, helps them overcome reluctance and hurt to participate in the letters. The change in her girls is immediate and beautiful. Connecting life's paths, Video Letters from Prison is a road flooded with emotions and spiritual growth.

Video Letters From Prison from Milt Lee on Vimeo.

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