Bridge The Gap to Pine Ridge
Bridge The Gap to Pine Ridge Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Sat, Nov 15, 2014 -- 4:00 PM
Host Chris Bashinelli travels the world to see how others live outside of his hometown Brooklyn. In this film, he visits Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to explore the often forgotten culture of the Oglala Lakota Native Americans. While there, he embarks on a life-changing buffalo harvest, gets "schooled" by the girls basketball team, visits with a 14-year-old girl who has devoted her life to suicide prevention and finds himself shoulder deep up a cow's backside while trying to better understand employment issues on the "Rez." With humor and pathos, he uncovers stories of hope and learns how culture has prevailed in the face of adversity.