Date: August 06, 2012


PBS/Frontline has released the first trailer for David Sutherland’s next film, KIND HEARTED WOMAN.

Watch the trailer here.

In a special two-part series that illuminates the epidemic of child sexual abuse on Native American reservations and the growing scandal of some tribes' failure to protect those children, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland (The Farmer's Wife, Country Boys) profiles the story of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota's Spirit Lake Reservation. Sutherland follows Robin over three years as she struggles to raise her children, Darian and Anthony, further her education, and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child and her struggles with alcoholism. At the same time she must battle in tribal court with her ex-husband for custody of the children, even after he is convicted of sexually molesting his own daughter and another child. Robin's quest to heal her family, find a new man to love her and help guide her children, earn a degree in social work, and return to her reservation to help prevent the abuse of women and children leads her on a journey of discovery, heartbreak and ultimate redemption.

KIND HEARTED WOMAN will air on PBS/Frontline in Spring 2013. Stay tuned for more updates!