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PBS documentary features George Dull Knife and Guy Dull Knife Jr.

Shown are George Dull Knife, left, and his father, Guy Dull Knife Jr.

Shown are George Dull Knife, left, and his father, Guy Dull Knife Jr.

RAPID CITY — SDPB, Vision Maker Media, and Normal Life Pictures present two free, public screenings of On a Knife Edge, the stunning coming-of-age documentary featuring George Dull Knife and his father, Guy Dull Knife, Jr., of Kyle.

One afternoon screening and one evening screening will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, at SDPB’s Black Hills Bureau, 415 Main St. in downtown Rapid City. A panel discussion follows the first screening. Both events are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Tickets are available at




• 3:00 p.m. – Screening of On a Knife Edge

• 4:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion and Q&A

• 6:00 p.m. – Screening of On a Knife Edge


• Shirley Sneve (Rosebud Sioux) — Executive Director, Vision Maker Media (Moderator)

• Guy Dull Knife, Jr. (Oglala Lakota-Northern Cheyenne) – Artist/Community Leader/Vietnam veteran

• Rebekka Herrera-Schlichting (Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska) – Assistant Director, Vision Maker Media

• Charles Abourezk – Lawyer/Producer/Activist

About ‘On a Knife Edge

Filmed over a five-year period, On a Knife Edge provides an intimate journey into the world of George Dull Knife confronts the challenges of growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation and wrestles with accepting leadership of his storied family from his father, Guy Dull Knife Jr., a Vietnam veteran, artist, and community leader.

On a Knife Edge premieres nationally on PBS’ “America ReFramed,” Thursday, Nov. 7, 7pm & 11pm (6pm & 10pm MT) on SDPB2 (World Channel). 2017/10/06/on-a-knife-edgescreens in-rapid-city/

Eli Cane is president of Normal Life Pictures, Inc. Eli’s film producer credits include: On a Knife Edge, Land Rush, a film for the Why Poverty? series about industrial vs. small-scale farming in Africa, and The Market Maker for PBS/ WNET about agricultural development in Ethiopia.

Contact: Eli Cane – / (917) 771-0148 /

A key strategy for this work is the development of strong partnerships with tribal nations, Indian organizations and Native communities. Reaching the general public and the global market is the ultimate goal for the dissemination of Native produced media that shares Native perspectives with the world.

Contact: / 402-472-8675 /

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