November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST
“Dawnland” Emmy award-winning documentary about cultural survival and stolen children. Directed by Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip. 2018.
For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. As recently as the 1970’s, one in four Native children nationwide were living in non-Native foster care, adoptive homes or boarding schools. Many children experienced devastating emotional and physical harm by adults who mistreated them and tried to erase their cultural identity. Now, for the first time, they are being asked to share their stories. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins a historic investigation. DAWNLAND goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.
The film will be followed by a brief panel discussion with the audience.
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