"UnBowed", the provocative, award-winning film of forbidden love — between a spirited Black student and a defiant Lakota warrior — is set against the rigid society and volatile politics of the American South in the late 1890’s.
Their passion underscores the dramatic struggle of two beaten and enslaved cultures that — like the lovers — refuse to bow to the unyielding pressure to conform. Infused with humor and rich detail of a rarely explored period in American history, “UnBowed” speaks to lovers everywhere who dare to make their own way.
“UnBowed” is a story about the courage to love, even when it’s forbidden and the courage to be different and forge a singular path in a society that prefers ‘one-size-fits-all’. It’s a story for any time that speaks to the resilience of the human spirit,” Rossov said.