What would you sacrifice to change the world? In the compelling documentary Tatanka, the son of a sixties activist confronts the enigma that is his father, a man whose uncompromising idealism helped build a movement but nearly tore his family apart. Featuring Joan Baez, Dolores Huerta and Daniel Ellsberg.
Kit Bricca is a dreamer. A stalwart of the Bay Area protest movements of the 1960s and ‘70s with a deep passion for justice and the environment, he found the transition from revolutionary to breadwinner a challenging one. As his son Jacob grew, he saw his father’s friends build their careers while Kit was still working to produce the big concert, organize the big protest, and make the big movie that would show the world the way forward to peace. As the 21st Century rolls on, Kit is still trying to save the world. Tatanka is Jacob Bricca’s feature documentary about his father’s dreams and the tenuous legacy of the Sixties in America today. Intimate interviews with singer Joan Baez, United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta, and Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg are combined with present-day vérité footage of Kit’s far-flung ventures to produce an indelible, bittersweet portrait of a man who refuses to let his dreams die. (Dir. by Jacob Bricca, 2013, USA, 87 mins., Not Rated) Digital
About Jacob Bricca
Jacob Bricca is the editor of a dozen feature films, including Terry Gilliam’s Lost in La Mancha. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Tatanka is Bricca’s first full-length feature as director.