by Michael Apted
Artisan Home Entertainment
In 1975, armed FBI agents illegally entered the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Gunfire erupted - a Native American and two FBI agents fell dead. After the largest manhunt in FBI history, three men were apprehended - only one, Leonard Peltier, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. This is his story.
From the very beginning, Peltier's case has been dogged with controversy. Were the charges trumped up? Was the evidence falsified? Were witnesses pressured to change their testimony? Many people, including some of today's greatest legal minds, believe that Peltier is an innocent man.
After years of struggle with the FBI and the prison system, Robert Redford and director Michael Apted are able to present Incident at Oglala - a riveting examination of the case and the real story of what may be one of the most outrageous abuses of justice in American history.