by Ben Alex Dupris

In this documentary film about the World Famous Suicide Race, an aging cowboy works around the clock to teach his grown son a legacy of horseracing, after a wild rodeo lifestyle nearly took their family name out of the spotlight for good.

Ben-Alex is Miniconjou Lakota, an enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes where he grew up. Dupris creates work that pushes the boundaries of modernity and traditionalism, changing perspectives of Indigenous concepts without censorship. He spent five months on the ground documenting the Standing Rock occupation and continues his work in honor of Indigenous people and his traditional homelands. He is a Fireflight Impact Producing Fellow, an Artist-in-Residence at Concordia Studio, a Sundance Institute “Rauschenburg” Producer’s Fellow, and a Redford Center Grantee.