Reviews and Festivals
"A compelling portrait of an indefatigable heroine fighting for the disenfranchised, this is highly recommended."
— Video Librarian
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for all libraries, 100 Years is an excellent resource for courses in ethics, history, and political science."
— Educational Media Reviews Online
"If you think we're having a hard time, imagine one woman fighting for Native American rights against the entire U.S. government. Go see 100 Years to find out how she won!"— Gloria Steinem, Writer/Lecturer/Political Activist
"Equally inspiring and enraging...Director Melinda Janko efficiently communicates both the endless legal battle and the frustrating bureaucratic red tape...Illustrates Cobell's motivation in her dedication to this cause, and the urgency with which she fought her battle against the government. A maddening but ultimately uplifting tale about a fearless woman who fought tirelessly for her people."
— Los Angeles Times
is a powerful tribue to a legendary hero. A must see film!"— Jane Fonda, Actress/Political Activist
exposes how Elouise Cobell, a Blackfeet Indian and treasurer of her tribe, noticed the numbers didn't add up and in 1996 filed a class-action lawsuit...Director Melinda Janko offers powerful details."
— Village Voice
is the inspiring story of how one fearless Native American woman, Elouise Cobell, held the United States Government accountable for a century of injustice."— Robert Redford, Actor/Director/Producer
focuses on one especially outrageous failure of U.S. policy, showing the fight over billions of dollars owed for oil drilled on reservations...An eye-opening [...] tribute to a crusader for justice."
— The Hollywood Reporter
"What emerges watching 100 Years
is Cobell's indomitable spirit and passion, her conviction in pursuing a case that seemed impossible to win...Captures indelible images of the harsh conditions on Indian reservations. 100 Years
is especially valuable for its portrait of Elouise Cobell, someone who succeeded in countering centuries of oppression. She is an inspiration for everyone."
— Film Journal International
"Profile of a zealous and gifted Native American heroine."— Spirituality and Practice
' does a very good job of maintaining audience interest and delivering a film that is both touching and illuminating."
— Washington Square News
"Unforgettable and extremely current...Provides a clear and cogent backstory of Cobell's life...The film is a wake up call to American citizens."
Gold Telly Award, Television Biography
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Big Sky AwardOFFICIAL SELECTION
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Athena Film Festival
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
LA Femme International Film Festival
American Indian Film Festival
Friday Harbor Film Festival
Red Nation Film Festival
Native Cinema Showcase, National Museum of the American Indian