For Angel Ellis, integrity is nonnegotiable. After all, she’s a journalist bent on exposing the truth, regardless of the barriers that might appear in her way. Reporting for the Mvskoke Media news service in Oklahoma proves to be challenging at times as she covers everything related to Muscogee Nation. She’s fearless in her approach, even when investigating tribal leaders. But in the midst of an impending election, the Muscogee Nation’s Free Press Act is repealed and Angel’s rights as a journalist are usurped. The independent editorial board no longer exists and the paper is now under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Nation and Commerce. Her ability to provide transparent information regarding Muscogee Nation is now limited, and Angel takes on corrupt officials embedded in the Muscogee National Council to preserve the freedom of the press. This thrilling political documentary from Joe Peeler and Rebecca Landsberry-Baker spotlights the complexity of tribal sovereignty and intracommunal conflict through a journalist’s perilous fight to return the truth to the masses.
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