DocuWeeks, the International Documentary Assocation’s program to aid documentaries in qualifying for Oscar consideration, has added Jennifer Jessum’s Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White (pictured) to its roster.
The Martin Sheen-narrated feature film will screen in New York from August 10-16 and in Los Angeles from August 17-23, alongside 16 other features and shorts.
Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White tells the story of an 89-year-old Lakota Sioux medicine man from South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, who spent 17 years in federal prison for a crime that his original accusers later maintain he did not commit. During the making of the doc, new evidence is uncovered and the case is brought back to the federal court.
DocuWeeks runs in New York from August 3- 23 at the IFC Center, and in Los Angeles August 10-30 at the Laemmle NoHo 7.