Bury my Heart in Dresden
90min | 16:9 | color & b/w | original English/German/Lakota version with English or German subtitles A Catholic cemetery in Dresden. A grey and weathered gravestone protrudes from the snow. At its foot stands a small American flag. The inscription on the old stone reveals who was laid to rest here in
1914: Edward Two Two, Sioux chief. Strange. How did one of the Sioux Indians, whose home is North America, end up in Dresden of all places? And why was he buried here?
Bettina Renner pursues this question, rummaging in archives and travelling to South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation to visit Edward Two Two's old homeland and his descendants. Gradually she comes closer to the answer of why the Lakota Sioux Edward Two Two, who in real life was never a chief, was determined that his final resting place be in Dresden soil. DOK Leipzig 2012, Tage des Ethnologischen Films Munich 2012, DOXA IDF Vancouver 2013, LA Skins FF Los Angeles 2013 (Award for Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking)