Meet Our Film Award Winners: Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt, Directors of "Young Lakota"

Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt are a leading force in creating non-fiction "media that matters". Their company Incite Pictures (and its not-for-profit venture Cine Qua Non) has been educating, entertaining and inspiring audiences for over 15 years.

Young Lakota, winner of the Gutsy Gal Film Award in the special category of Social Justice, documents the story of the first female President of the Oglala Sioux tribe who challenges a South Dakota law criminalizing all abortion. In doing so, she ignites a political firestorm that upends the lives of three young Lakota women on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Lipschutz who wrote and directed Young Lakota, and Rosenblatt who served as co-director, have worked with HBO, TLC, Court TV, and various private investors. Cine Qua Non, the non-profit arm of the company, has produced for PBS, Fenton Communications, the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous and Advocates for Youth. Their film The Education of Shelby Knox premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has won numerous awards including Best Cinematography at Sundance and the SXSW Audience Award.