Film | Dawnland
This film, just nominated for 2 Emmy Awards, follows the trajectory of the state of Maine’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (the first ever in the U.S.), created to investigate the systematic removal of Native American children from their homes, which continued in many parts of the country into the 1970s. Dawnland documents interviews of many witnesses who suffered devastating consequences from this state-sanctioned child abuse and attempted cultural erasure. It is the most powerful account of Indigenous child removal in the U.S. so far, and it foregrounds the immense challenges that this commission faces as it works toward truth, reconciliation, and the survival of all Indigenous peoples.
October 18th | 8:35 pm to 10:00 pm
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