Crow Stories—the movie

Crow Stories began with an invitation out of the blue. Come spend a week on the Crow Reservation in Montana. Wander around, make pictures, do whatever you like.

So the door opened, and ever since then I have gone back and back in all weathers and seasons to the ancestral grounds of the Crow along the Little Bighorn River to film the land, the people, and the life.

Crow Stories is a continuing documentary immersion into the layered worlds of the Crow Indians. It is an experience – of hunting buffalo in the Bighorn Mountains, of Sundancers rehearsing in a nighttime meadow, of the fierce intra-tribal battles of the Handgame.

During more than eight years of filming people have unfolded their thoughts and lives, and my work is simply to listen. I have been given the enormous gift of a sojourn far beyond my usual world. Now all I want is to pass this gift along to anyone who would like to travel there with me.

And who wouldn’t?

The Handgame!

Districts all over the Crow Reservation clash in this high-spirited rivalry. Watch the fun.

Crow Stories