As a child of The Movement I grew up with a profound sense of idealism, but also of loss. My father worked tirelessly for progressive change and I always assumed at some point he would pass the baton to me, but by the time I came of age the country’s politics had shifted to the right, and that heady sense of collectivism from the ‘60s and ‘70s was gone. My hero, who I had always known as Kit, had changed his name to Tatanka and had involved himself in new causes that I failed to understand.
I wanted to make a film that could answer my own questions about my father’s identity, but also to portray the experience of the Sixties and Seventies in a vivid way and to ask bigger questions about the tension between working for a better world and working for a living. In my father’s story lives the power of individuals to make profound change, but also the heartbreak of broken dreams and the bittersweet tension of expectations between parents and their children.