Free Land

Free Land

Free Land A Hip Hop Journey from the Streets of Oakland to the Wild Wild West

Written and Performed by Ariel Luckey

Directed by Margo Hall

Scored by Ryan Luckey

Free Land is an unforgettable journey into the heart of American history. During an interview with his grandfather a young white man learns that their beloved family ranch was actually a Homestead, a free land grant from the government. Haunted by the past, he’s compelled to dig deeper into the history of the land, only to come face to face with the legacy of theft and genocide in the Wild Wild West. Weaving poetry, theater, dance and hip hop music in a compelling performance, Free Landchallenges us to take an unflinching look at the truth buried in the land beneath our feet.

“Free Land is a compelling and inspiring contribution to social justice and for dialog and reconciliation.”
— Winona LaDuke, Anishinaabe Author and Environmental Activist

Ariel Luckey is one of those rare souls who can combine a passionate commitment to social justice with first-rate artistic sensibilities, creating in the process an experience for his audiences that is beyond merely moving: it is transformative. He also provides a shining example for those of us who are white and male, by challenging us all to be better allies in the fight for equity and true freedom.”
— Tim Wise, Antiracist Educator and Author

Ariel Luckey and Rufus Spear campaigning to Protect Bear Butte at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Ariel Luckey and Rufus Spear campaigning to Protect Bear Butte at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally