2022 / 88 mins
Directed by: Kim Bartley
Language / Country : English / United States
Pure Grit is both a thrilling tale of extreme bareback horse racing, and an intimate love story. Chronicling three years in the life of a young Native American bareback horse racer, her dogged determination, and the relationships that sustain her. Sharmaine dreams of becoming a champion.
Content warnings : References to Sexual Trauma
An authentic and intimate documentary about the lives and struggles of young Native Americans in the 21st century. Focused on an amazing young Native American woman - Sharmaine, a bareback horse rider and member of the LGBTQ+ community. Made with the support and blessing of the Native American communities that feature in the film, by a female led, Irish production team. Winner of the Best Irish Documentary Feature at Galway Film Fleadh.