LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Producer/ Director Sean Garlands’ UK documentary premiere at the Prince Charles Cinema. NokotaHeart is the true story of Leo Kuntz, Vietnam Vet turned North Dakota rancher and his fight to save the equine legacy of Sitting Bull. Told in Leos’ inimatable campfire tone this is a unfussy, straight-from-the-gut tale of personal woe and hard-won passion, a Neo-Western biopic of private tragedy and spiritual triumph, as much about the man himself and the spiritual imprint of the landon his person as it is about the legendary horses of the great Indian chief. Leo’s humbling nature and plaintive, maverick soul is a world removed from the new equine laws and State bills passed by U.S. gevernment. In the cold unyielding onslaught of the 21st Century his virtual 19th Century existence has been blindsided by punishing economic climes and a vanishing American frontier. Intimate and raw, elegiac and ardent, NokotaHeart dares to tell it like it is, burnished heart in hardscabble soil. Written by Thomas Lead
Jim McKee designed and mixed this hour-long piece working with Sean’s editor Lawrence Fee at Yard Post Productions in Dublin, Ireland.
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