This film has taken one of the many tragedies buried in American history which befell the American Indian and through the voice of Dennis Banks, creates a tight and perceptive visual and aural telling and interpretation of events. The selection of images, the iconography and meaning, effectively explored through juxtaposition, creates a powerful work. –John Hanhardt
William Farley hails from Braintree, Massachusetts, on Boston’s South Shore. Raised in a working-class family, his early life included training as a commercial artist. He has worked in a variety of professions including: farm worker, doorman, longshoreman, gardener, asst. night club manager, produce clerk, merchant seaman, furniture mover, bill collector, steel rigger, bartender, garbage collector, college professor, meat carver, construction laborer, waiter, factory worker, haberdashery salesman, bug exterminator, and doughnut maker. Drafted by the U.S. Army, Farley worked as an illustrator for an intelligence unit, which made tools for spies. After receiving an honorable discharge he attended Maryland Institute College of Art on the G.I. Bill as a Sculpture major and winning a scholarship to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1968.
Mr. Farley’s first film was made in 1970. As a graduate student majoring in sculpture, he took a class on the history of film, at the… read more