October 08 only
50th Anniversary: A.I.M.-
Madonna Thunder Hawk IN PERSON!
Monday, October 8 at 6:30 pm
Presented as part of the 50th Anniversary: American Indian Movement (A.I.M) & Indigenous Peoples Day.
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 of Madonna Thunder Hawk, one such AIM leader who cultivated a
rag-tag gang of activist children – including her daughter Marcy – into the “We Will Remember”
Survival Schools as a Native alternative to government-run boarding schools. 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 environmental devastation of the Dakota Access Pipeline
and for indigenous cultural values.
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.
Directed by Christina D. King & Elizabeth A. Castle. Documentary. USA. 2018. 67 minutes.
For more information about the film visit WARRIOR WOMEN’s website here.
Suggested Donation: $10.00
No one turned away for lack of funds.
WARRIOR WOMEN: Upcoming Showtimes