Lost Sparrow documents filmmaker Chris Billing’s investigation into the tragic 1978 deaths of his adopted Crow Indian brothers, Bobby and Tyler. The film was broadcast nationally in November, 2010 on the Emmy award-winning PBS series Independent Lens.
It was perhaps the largest youth movement in human history. In 1968, China’s Communist leader Mao Zedong sent more than 17 million students “up to the mountain and down to the village” to learn from the peasants. This film explores the revolutionary forces of China’s past that still shape that nation today.
Lost Sparrow made its Australian television debut on Aug. 25 2014 on the NITV network.
Lost Sparrow wins the Personal Documentary Award at the Docs in Progress 10th anniversary gala. The award was given to a film that “successfully transcends a personal story into a… More >>
Lost Sparrow will make its European premier at the Native Vision Film Festival, Goteborg, Sweden, March 22-23, 2013.
Filmmaker Chris Billing will discuss the making of Lost Sparrow as featured speaker at the March 9, 2013 annual gala for the Safe Passage Children’s Advocacy Center, Colorado Springs, CO.