The bones of Kennewick existed almost 9000 years ago in the Columbia River region of Washington. After this amazing discovery, a court decision returns the bones to tribal nations. Scientists call this a crime against science. American Indians argue that the removal of the bones from burial ground is a crime against their people. In the Mind of Kennewick follows the passion, conviction, and controversy one man faces, as a forensic anthropologist challenged to give up his discovery. Santiago De Lewis searches his conscience as the case unfolds. The court room drama weighs scientific evidence against oral tradition, legend, and myth.
Director: Victoria Marie Irigoyen