Honor the Treaties

Watch Honor the Treaties, a film about a the Pine Ridge Reservation.


About the film

Honor the Treaties examines photographer Aaron Huey’s work for Native American rights on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The film explores the idea that journalists sometimes ‘get the wrong story.' Using Aaron’s seven-year experience as a photographer on the Pine Ridge Reservation, we examine the idea of growth and change in relationship to telling a story.

Image - HonorTreatiesFilmmaker.jpgAbout the filmmaker

Eric Becker is a Seattle-based director who has been working domestically and internationally in documentary film for six years. His work, both short and feature-length, focuses on human rights, peace, and the environment, and has screened at festivals and on television. His unique visual style and approach to storytelling seeks to reaffirm our shared humanity, reminding us that there are tangible solutions to issues of social justice.

Honor the Treaties was featured at the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival’s shorts program opening night. Becker graduated with an Master of Public Health, with a focus in Global Health, from Yale University in 2006.

Presented by KCTS 9

KCTS 9 is the premier source for public media that informs, involves and inspires 2.6 million viewers each week in Washington state and across Canada. Reel NW, KCTS 9’s film series, champions the work of a talented local independent filmmaking community by bringing the best features, documentaries and shorts to film-loving public television audiences.