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Fighting Sioux documentary to be released

BISMARCK– Filmmaker Matt Fern announced the release of the documentary film, “Fighting Over Sioux,” next Wednesday.

In Minot, the film will show in Oak Park Theater at a later date, not yet set, but will be available on demand through TV, computer and mobile devices.

The 85-minute film examines the battle over University of North Dakota’s 80-year-old athletics brand through one-on-one interviews with tribal leaders, students, alumni, bloggers, reporters, politicians and superfans.

“This is a movie that tells the story behind the name and logo from all sides” said Fern. “Whether you’re a superfan or never liked the name, I think you’ll learn something new in this documentary.”

Fern, an award-winning filmmaker and producer, produces television commercials, podcasts and branded video content through his company, The Creative Treatment. His work has aired nationally on the Travel Channel and CNN. “Fighting Over Sioux” is Fern’s first feature-length documentary.

Filmed across North Dakota in Grand Forks, Fargo and Bismarck, as well as throughout the Standing Rock, Spirit Lake and Turtle Mountain Indian reservations, “Fighting Over Sioux” has been featured in film festivals across the United States, premiering at the Portland Film Festival and picking up honorable mention at the Richmond International Film Festival.

For theater listings, on-demand showings and other information, visit FightingOverSioux.com.

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