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Warrior Women

Year 2018
Runtime 64 mins
Language English

Director Beth Castle, and subjects Madonna Thunder Hawk and Marcella Gilbert will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A on September 25 and 26.

Since the 1960’s, Lakota activist and community organizer Madonna Thunder Hawk has been a strong and eloquent voice for Native resistance and sovereignty.

From her early involvement in the American Indian Movement (AIM) to her formidable presence at Standing Rock along with the thousands protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, this inspiring film shares the untold story of countless Native American women struggling for their people’s civil rights.

Through rare archival material and an Indigenous style of circular storytelling, WARRIOR WOMEN reaffirms the legacy of the Red Power movement’s matriarchs and the generations who are following in their path.

Written by Alexander Rogalski

This feature will be preceded by the short film, INDIAN RIGHTS FOR INDIAN WOMEN.

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