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War Pony

Directed by Riley Keough and Gina Gammell

Produced by Ryan Zacarias, Sacha Ben Harroche

Executive Producer: Valerie Steinberg

Feature Film

World Premiere:

Cannes Film Festival 2022Un Certain Regard



Caméra D'Or Award for Best First Feature Film

War Pony

WAR PONY follows the interlocking stories of two Lakota boys growing up on Pine Ridge Reservation.


At 23, Bill just wants to make something of himself. Whether it’s siphoning gas, delivering goods or breeding Poodles, he is determined to hustle his way to the “American Dream”. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Matho can’t wait to become a man. Desperate for approval from his young father, a series of impulsive decisions turns Matho’s life upside down and he finds himself unequipped to deal with the harsh realities of the adult world. Bound by their shared search for belonging, each of the boys grapple with identity, family, and loss, as they navigate their unique paths to manhood.

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