• Warrior Women, Directed by Christina D. King and Elizabeth A. Castle, Documentary, English, 67 min, USA, 2018

CANCELLED: 2020 Women Take the Reel Film Festival Warrior Women (2018)

March 12, 2020, 6:30PM - 9:00PM

MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames St., Bartos Theater

Following the Institute’s COVID-19 guidelines the MIT Program in Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) have decided to cancel this event. We hope to reschedule this program with WGS sometime in the future.  Please check our website for updated program information.

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.

Through a circular Indigenous style of storytelling, this film explores what it means to navigate a movement and motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down and transformed from generation to generation in the context of colonizing government that meets Native resistance with violence.
Warrior Women is Directed by Christina D. King and Elizabeth A. Castle, Documentary, English, 67 min, USA, 2018.


Screening, followed by Q&A with  Director & Producer Elizabeth A. Castle
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