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Warrior Women

Christina D. King & Elizabeth A. Castle / United States / 2018 / 64 ' / English

Credits

Kristen Nutile & Keiko Deguchi
John Larson & Andreas Burgess
Giulio Carmassi
Bryan Scary
Anna Pitman, Christina D. King & Elizabeth A. Castle

Awards & Festivals

Winner, Best Documentary, 43rd annual American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco
Winner, Best Documentary, California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
Official Selection, HotDocs 2018
Official Selection, Traverse City Film Festival
Official Selection, 8th AIM-West International Film Festival
Official Selection, LA Skins Fest
Official Selection, Cucalorus Festival 2018

Upcoming Screenings

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An exploration of what it means to balance a movement with motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down from generation to generation.

Synopsis

In the 1970s, with the swagger of unapologetic Indianness, organizers of the American Indian Movement (AIM) fought for Native liberation as a community of extended families.

Warrior Women is the story Madonna Thunder Hawk, one such AIM leader who cultivated a rag-tag gang of activist children - including her daughter Marcy - into a group called the "We Will Remember" survival group. 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 women are still at the forefront of Native issues, fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.

Through their story, the film explores what it means to balance a movement with motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down from generation to generation in the face of a government that has continually met native resistance with mass violence.

 

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