The documentary “The Seventh Fire” follows Rob Brown, the Native American gang leader of a remote Minnesotan reservation. The film was directed by Jack Pettibone Riccobono and is presented by Terrence Malick. Natalie Portman is an executive producer.
When Brown is headed to jail for the fifth time, he must confront his role in encouraging violence and drug culture in his cherished Ojibwe community. Kevin, his 17-year-old protégé, dreams of a similarly dark future, hoping to one day become the reservation’s most powerful gangster.
This exclusive clip from the film features a look at the gloomy, residential reservation, where a sinister man in a gas mask is eerily juxtaposed with children playing in a yard as smoke from a car set on fire unfurls into the sky. “I haven’t been law abiding lately,” admits Brown, “and the consequences just keep getting more severe.”
“The Seventh Fire” debuts this Saturday, February 7 at the Berlin International Film Festival. Watch the clip below: