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Reviews and comments, Contested Ground

“I watched with pride and admiration as Chris Hoffert’s student film from my Directing Class, went on to become an award winning series of Classic Westerns.

“Chris has recently been the filmmaking force behind the Documentary, ‘Contested Ground’. A film that provides graphic and meaningful insight into the fateful time, and horrific tragedy that was, Custer’s Last Stand.

“This heartfelt and dramatic Documentary, is a “must see” experience for both film and history buffs alike. ‘Contested Ground’ mixes the best traditions of oral history with the latest in digital filmmaking and provides the viewer with a unique and outstanding experience that tells it like it was, and possibly like it still is . . .”

David Worth
Director, DP, Author, Lecturer

“Chris Hoffert and Steve Adelson bring reality and grit to the history of the Battle of Little Big Horn and Custer’s Last Stand. This documentary not only depicts the strategies and tactics of both sides but also digs into the personalities and emotions of the all the leaders so the audience can understand the stakes. Steve Adelson’s writing and narration brings to life the emotions of those two days in June of 1876 and Chris Hoffert’s direction brings the vision and depth. Well done.”

— Lee Redmond
Red Beard Films

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