A SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Native American teens experience the highest rate of suicide of any population group in the United States. The Rosebud Reservation is home to Sicangu Sioux, one of the seven tribes of the Lakota nation. ROSEBUD LINE is a documentary film that follows Geraldine and Caroline, two Sioux women who run the only 24/7 suicide and crisis hotline on the Rosebud Reservation. The hotline is a single cell-phone that could ring at anytime as these women go about their daily lives. Geraldine and Caroline reveal their everyday challenges, intimate moments, and motivations for the work they do. 

Directed and edited by Meg Vatterott

Cinematography by Nathan Wright and Meg Vatterott

Selected for Big Shoulders International Student Film Festival and St. Louis International Film Festival.