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American Outrage

DIRECTED BY - George Gage, Beth Gage

Carrie and Mary Dann are feisty Western Shoshone sisters who have endured five terrifying livestock roundups by armed federal marshals in which more than a thousand of their horses and cattle were confiscated -- for grazing their livestock on the open range outside their private ranch.

That range is part of 60 million acres recognized as Western Shoshone land by the United States in the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley, but in 1974 the U.S. sued the Dann sisters for trespassing on that land, without a permit. That set off a dispute between the Dann sisters and the U. S. government that swept to the United States Supreme Court and eventually to the Organization of American States and the United Nations.



GENRES - documentary

Film Info

RUNTIME - 56 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2008

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

LANGUAGE - English



DVD Features:

Region 1


Keep Case

Full Frame - 1.33



George Gage


Beth Gage


Carrie Dann


Mary Dann


"Engaging, illuminating...A worthy film that tackles a subject that ultimately embraces the whole history and foundation of the United States."

- DVD Talk

"As Director of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival I have screened thousands of films on human rights over the past 13 years. I applaud filmmakers Beth and George Gage who have achieved that rare film which expertly delivers a potent and timely human rights issue through masterful storytelling, beautiful cinematography, and unforgettable characters. American Outrage is a beautifully crafted, powerful, truly exceptional human rights film whose message and impact will reverberate for years to come."

- John H. Biaggi, Director, Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

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