The Rights to their Land | Woman Walks Ahead Review


Title: Woman Walks Ahead
Genre: Historical 
Release Date: June 29th, 2018
Rating: 6.4/10 IMDB
Cast: Jessica Chastain

Summary from IMDB: Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples' struggle over the rights to their land.


Review: I really wish this was a book. This story follows Catherine Weldon, a Widow who only wants to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull, the last Indian Chief alive. Even with all her good intentions, the people of the closet town, think she is an Indian sympathizer and treats her as such. Pushed to her breaking point, Weldon speaks out against the cruel way the Indian's are being treated. 

This is a true story and it really brings light to the way the white man treated the native Americans. This was their land and we came in and took it from them. We destroyed their way of life, and forced them to live like we did. The injustice was unspeakable. This movie really brings to life this history and how one person could change the course of events. Unfortunately, terrible things occurred, no mater how much Weldon cared. This movie made me laugh and cry. Loved it.