Pine Ridge


Additional Film Info

Denmark, 2013, 77mins
English, Lakota
Original Format: HD
Screening Format: DCP
Shooting Ratio: 1:1,78
Screen Ratio, DCP: 1.1,89
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Synopsis & Trailer

A narrative built upon a series of seemingly disconnected scenes all set in the Native American Reservation Pine Ridge in South Dakota , a community on a chaotic stand still. Its younger residents are the focus, and what concerns them is an irretrievable past, sometimes a dream, sometimes the inner thoughts of an uncertain future, all striving to reach for some kind of understanding of life in this meditative observation of the human condition in the Badlands, the poorest state of America.

In Pine Ridge, we follow Nineteen-year-old Bert who sits in the shade of a tree in Yo Park, whilst Cassandra Warrior feeds her daughter Diamond Rose. Daniel Runs Close sweats under the sun at Wounded Knee Memorial site. Kassel Sky Little puts his boots on at the Waters Rodeo. Vanessa Piper is alone in the middle of Badlands. Lance Red Cloud hangs out behind the gas station at night. It is summer and they all live here, at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, USA.

Director_AnnaEborn02Anna Eborn was born in February in 1983 on the small island of Skaftö in Sweden, an island with no cinemas. She is autodidact and shares her time between Denmark and Sweden. She has directed a number of short films, fiction as well as documentary. BABA (2010), was shot in the Ukraine, and has been selected at the Gothenburg International Film Festival and Nordisk Panorama in 2011. PINE RIDGE is Anna’s debut feature length documentary, developed and shot in 3 visits in 2011 and 2012 at the Native American reservation Pine Ridge, South Dakota, USA. On February 1st 2014, on her birthday, she won the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary at the Gothenburg Film Festival, the same festival at which she had first attended a cinema.

Directors, Producers and Crew

Director: ANNA EBORN
Cinematographer: NADIM CARLSEN
Sound editor: JAKOB GARFIELD


Venice Film Festival 2013 - Out of Competition, Italy
CPH:DOX 2013 - Nordic Dox, Denmark
DocPoint 2014 - Landescapes, Finland
Gotebörg International Film Festival 2014 - Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary, Sweden
MoMa Documentary Fortnight, 2014, USA
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, 2014 - Documentary Competition, USA
Birds Eye View International Film Festival 2014, UK
Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, 2014 - Made In Denmark
Planete Doc Film Festival, Poland
Spot Film Festival, Denmark
Way Out West Film Festival, Sweden
Treefort Film Festival, USA
Two Riversides Film And Art Festival, Poland
Subversive Film Festival, Croatia
RIDM: Docville Series, Canada
Transatlyntik Film Festival, Poland
Anuu-ru-Aboro Film Festival, New Caledonia
Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania
Nordisk Panorama - Documentary Competition, Sweden
DocLisboa, Portugal (Competition)
Bratislava International Film Festival, Slovakia
This Human World, Austria
Gijón International Film Festival, Spain
Exground Film Festival Germany
DocuDays Film Festival, Ukraine
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, Serbia