South Dakota Public Broadcasting hosted two screenings Wednesday evening, welcoming people to come and view the film and meet the subjects.
"On a Knife Edge" follows the life and journey of George Dull Knife, 21-years-old, for five years as he becomes a political pioneer for the American Indian Movement. In the film, Dull Knife finds himself going head to head with the challenges of growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation while also learning to lead his family.
"I hope my story shows people not to give up. No matter how hard life can get, no matter what life throws at you, never give up. Always keep going because it's your own life that you have to live, nobody else is going to love it but you, so you do the best that you can, make the best of what you got," Dull Knife says.
Produced by Eli Cane of Normal Life Pictures Inc., the documentary will premiere nationally on PBS' "America ReFramed" on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. MT on SDPB 2 on the World Channel and on Nov 20 at 8 p.m. on SDPB's main channel.