Still from Warrior Women
Still from Warrior Women
 

Warrior Women

by Christina D. King & Elizabeth A. Castle
An exploration of what it means to balance a movement with motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down from generation to generation.
2018  ·  1m  ·  United States
English
About the Film
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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Festivals and Awards
43rd Annual American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco, Winner, Best Documentary
California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival , Winner, Best Documentary
2018
HotDocs , Official Selection
Traverse City Film Festival, Official Selection
8th AIM-West International Film Festival, Official Selection
LA Skins Fest, Official Selection
2018
Cucalorus Festival, Official Selection
Skábmagovat Film Festival, Official Selection
All Available Light Festival, Official Selection
Big Sky Film Festival, Official Selection
Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival, Official Selection
Earth Day Film Festival, Official Selection
Durango Independent Film Festival, Official Selection
Athena Film Festival, Official Selection
Roxbury International Film Festival, Official Selection
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Editor
Kristen Nutile and Keiko Deguchi
Cinematographer
John Larson and Andreas Burgess
Producer
Anna Pitman, Christina D. King, and Elizabeth A. Castle
Soundtrack Composer
Giulio Carmassi and Bryan Scary

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