The David vs. Goliath story of Elouise Cobell, a Native American Warrior who filed the largest class action lawsuit ever filed against the United States Government and WON a $3.4 billion settlement for 300,000 Native Americans whose mineral-rich lands were mismanaged by the Department of the Interior.
Melinda Janko
Keith Harper Tex Hall Judge Royce C. Lamberth Mary Johnson
NR 1 hour, 16 minutes
"100 years" Official Trailer from Melinda Janko on Vimeo.

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100 YEARS: ONE WOMAN’S FIGHT FOR JUSTICE

by Melinda Janko

The David vs. Goliath story of Elouise Cobell, a Native American Warrior who filed the largest class action lawsuit ever filed against the United States Government and WON a $3.4 billion settlement for 300,000 Native Americans whose mineral-rich lands were mismanaged by the Department of the Interior.

"100 years" Official Trailer from Melinda Janko on Vimeo.

Synopsis

Director Melinda Janko will be appearing at the opening night 7:30 p.m. screening of 100 YEARS for a Q&A with the audience. 

At the end of the 19th century, the U.S. Government broke up Indian Reservations, parceled out millions of acres of land to Indians & promised to oversee the land, establishing the Indian Trust Fund to disburse revenues generated by mining, oil, gas, and timber leases. The U.S. Government was supposed to manage their land. What it really managed was to cheat them out of billions of dollars.  Now the Indian Trust is the subject of the largest class action suit ever brought against the Federal Government--and a documentary film from Fire in the Belly Productions.

When Elouise Cobell, a petite Blackfeet warrior from Montana, started asking questions about missing money from government managed Indian Trust accounts, she never imagined that one day she would be taking on the world’s most powerful government. But what she discovered as the Treasurer of her tribe was a trail of fraud and corruption leading all the way from Montana to Washington DC. "100 Years" is the story of her 30-year fight for justice for 300,000 Native Americans whose mineral rich lands were grossly mismanaged by the United States Government. In 1996, Cobell filed the largest class action lawsuit ever filed against the federal government. For fifteen long years, and through three Presidential administrations, Elouise Cobell's unrelenting spirit never quit. This is the compelling true story of how she prevailed. 


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With

Keith Harper, Tex Hall, Judge Royce C. Lamberth, Mary Johnson

Director

Melinda Janko

Run time

1 hour, 16 minutes

Released

September 23, 2016

Distributed by

Fire in the Belly Productions

Country

United States

Showing

Mar 31 through Apr 6

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Reviews

Daniel Eagan Film Journal International
Katie Walsh Los Angeles Times
Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat Spiritually & Practice

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