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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘Warrior Women’
November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Co-presented with the Roxbury International Film Festival, the Boston Women’s Film Festival, and the Emerson Urban Arts Gallery, as part of the Power to the People series
Directed by Elizabeth Castle and Christina D. King; documentary; English with English subtitles; 65 minutes; USA (2018)
In the 1970s, with the swagger of unapologetic Indianness, organizers of the American Indian Movement (AIM) fought for Native liberation and survival as a community of extended families. Warrior Women is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, one such AIM leader who shaped a kindred group of activists’ children — including her daughter, Marcy — into the “We Will Remember” Survival School as a Native alternative to government-run education. Together, Madonna and Marcy fought for Native rights in an environment that made them more comrades than mother-daughter. Today, with Marcy now a mother herself, both are still at the forefront of Native issues, fighting against the environmental devastation of the Dakota Access Pipeline and for Indigenous cultural values.
Discussion led by faculty to follow. W, POC, SJ