"100 Years" of broken promises by the U.S. Government and one fearless woman who made them pay!
"...Equally inspiring and enraging documentary."
Los Angeles Times
"...especially valuable for its portrait of Elouise Cobell... She is an inspiration for everyone."
Film Journal International
Over 100 years ago, the U.S. Government broke up Indian Reservations and allotted millions of acres of land to 300,000 Native Americans. The government promised to manage their land, establishing the Indian Trust Fund to disburse revenues generated by mining, oil, gas, and timber leases.
The federal government was supposed to manage the Indian Trust...what it really managed was to cheat Indian families out of billions of dollars.
In 1996, Elouise Cobell, a Blackfeet Warrior, filed the largest class action lawsuit ever filed against the Federal Government. This is the story of how she prevailed and made history.
"...delivers a film that is both touching and illuminating."
Washington Square News
"...an eye-opening . . . tribute to a crusader for justice."
"100 Years is a powerful tribute to a legendary hero. A must see film!"
“100 Years" the inspiring story of how one fearless Native American woman, Elouise Cobell, held the United States Government accountable for a century of injustice.”
"If you think we're having a hard time, imagine one woman fighting for Native American rights against the entire U.S. government. Go see 100 Years to find out how she won!"