American Outrage

Overview

Filmmakers George and Beth Gage ponder why the U.S. government is spending millions on prosecuting a pair of elderly Western Shoshone sisters for the perceived crime of allowing a few hundred horses to graze on the open range outside their private ranch. In 1974, the U.S. government sued the Dans for trespassing in a case that eventually went to the Supreme Court and, ultimately, the United Nations. The ranch in question is part of the 60 million acres officially recognized as Western Shoshone territory by the ...
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Overview

Filmmakers George and Beth Gage ponder why the U.S. government is spending millions on prosecuting a pair of elderly Western Shoshone sisters for the perceived crime of allowing a few hundred horses to graze on the open range outside their private ranch. In 1974, the U.S. government sued the Dans for trespassing in a case that eventually went to the Supreme Court and, ultimately, the United Nations. The ranch in question is part of the 60 million acres officially recognized as Western Shoshone territory by the U.S. So why does the government seem so intent on pressing charges against these two grandmotherly ranchers? As the sisters, and they'll likely tell you that it's due to the fact that their humble ranch sits atop the second largest gold producing area on the planet.
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Special Features

Short Film: Crisis at Mt. Tenabo Featuring a new song by Joanne Shenandoah (By Joanne L. Shenandoah, Neil Young & Brian Kirkpatrick, courtesy of Warner Music Corp.); ; Film Notes by Human Rights Watch
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/21/2009
  • UPC: 720229913829
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 56:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 46,915

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Carrie Dann Participant
Mary Dann Participant
Mary Steenburgen Voice Only
Technical Credits
George Gage Director
Beth Gage Director, Screenwriter
Suzan Beraza Editor
Scott Conrad Editor
Joanne Shenandoah Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Outrage
1. Introduction [1:52]
2. Treaty of Ruby Valley [1:43]
3. Trespassing? [2:27]
4. Western Shoshone Philosophy [2:48]
5. Indian Claims Commission [3:09]
6. Legal Questions [5:21]
7. Overgrazing? [1:17]
8. 1992 Round Ups [4:10]
9. 2002 Round Ups [2:00]
10. Deadly Horse Round Up [2:11]
11. Round Up Aftermath [1:57]
12. Gold [2:45]
13. Newmont [1:00]
14. Cyanide Leaching & Water Depletion [3:40]
15. They Call Those Things Resources [2:07]
16. Sewall Bears Witness [1:46]
17. Memorial [3:22]
18. United Nations [5:27]
19. Carrie Carries On [4:03]
20. Credits [2:21]
21. Chapter 21 [:00]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- American Outrage
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   Chapters
   Special Features
      Crisis at Mount Tenabo
      Filmmaker Biographies
      Film Notes by Human Rights Watch
      Human Rights Watch Selects
         Jihad For Love
            Play Trailer
         The Devil's Miner
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         Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World
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         S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine
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         La Sierra
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      About Human Rights Watch
   First Run Features
   Human Rights Watch
      Human Rights Watch
      HRW Selects
         A Jihad For Love
            Play Trailer
         The Devil's Miner
            Play Trailer
         Dangerous Living: Coming Out In The Developing World
            Play Trailer
         S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine
            Play Trailer
         La Sierra
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