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Incident at Ogala

Over the years, people have set out in many different ways, to portray the brutal and unjust treatment of the men in governmental power toward the many Native American tribes and people. The director of the two films, "Incident at Ogala" and "Thunderheart", is trying to release evidence of the largely corrupt justice system of the American Government that controls the lives of the Native Americans. The director is giving the message that the same white brutality that began hundreds of years ago continues and manifests in today's society.
In the film, "Thunderheart", the director uses a fictional story plot to portray actual events that occurred on the Indian Reservation. With this film, the director wants to capture the emotion of the viewers. The director develops the viewers' emotions by introducing them to the characters that are meant to arouse emotion and create an attachment. In doing this, the director makes the actual incident seem more real to the viewers because they are more emotionally connected to the incident. The director's development of the characters cause the views to be unable to dismiss the emotions that come with knowing that the events that caused them are a reality.
In the film, "Incident at Ogala", the director uses a similar approach to attract viewers to the message. The Native Americans that went through the incident and the trauma were able to describe the scenario in their own words and with their own emotion attached. This again makes the viewers form interest in the message being portrayed by developing attachments with the victims.
The director set out to create an example of the hypothetical damage that could be done to Indian Reservations all over the country if the government continues to allow for corruptive power to remain in the treatment of Native Americans and their rights. Real incidents are in the film to expose the r…