WARRIOR WOMEN

USA I 2018 I COLOR I 64 MIN. I ENGLISH

REVIEW —

 

Part of an ongoing initiative called the Warrior Women Project, which seeks to offer a forum for indigenous activists, Elizabeth Castle and Christina D. King´s documentary of the same name tells the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, an indigenous activist whose career has spanned over 50 years. Using archival footage, the film gives context to years of female-led activism, from the rise of the grassroots American Indian Movement in the late 1960s to more recent protests at the North Dakota Access Pipeline. Following the life and actions of Thunder Hawk and her daughter Marcy, the film reflects on how activism is passed down from generation to generation and how it is always necessarily linked to a deep connection with the natural world. A profoundly moving exploration of resistance, community, motherhood and the ongoing fight for Indigenous rights.

Review by: Chloë Roddick

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DIRECTORS —

Christina D. King

Elizabeth A. Castle

A member of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma, Christina D. King’s work encompasses the dissemination of news and the creation of commercials, documentaries, films and television products with a focus on human rights issues. Elizabeth A. Castle has about 20 years of experience as an activist and content creator working in collaboration with native groups and non-represented communities.

Screenplay:
Producer: Anna Marie Pitman
Production Company: ITVS, Vision Maker Media
Cinematography: Andreas Burgess, John G. Larson
Edition: Keiko Deguchi, Kristen Nutile
Music: Giulio Carmassi, Bryan Scary
Sound: Kevin Patten
Cast: Madonna Thunder Hawk, Marcella Gilbert