friday, july 12 at 7:30pm (sundown) | free admission
This free screening will take place outdoors at San Xavier Co-op Farm 8100 S. Oidak Wog, Tucson, AZ 85746. Please note: In the event of inclement weather, this outdoor screening will be moved to an indoor venue nearby (dance ramada).
Special thanks to our community partner for this screening, San Xavier Cooperative Association.
“This film is inspiring and more relevant than ever … it uses Madonna Thunder Hawk’s story not only as a lens through which to view the Indigenous rights movement, but as a textbook for all grassroots activism.” – Seattle Times
Through the figure of Lakota activist and community organizer Madonna Thunder Hawk, this inspiring documentary traces the untold story of countless Native American women struggling for their people’s civil rights. Spanning several decades, Christina D. King and Elizabeth A. Castle’s documentary charts Thunder Hawk’s lifelong commitment, from her early involvement in the American Indian Movement (AIM), to her pivotal role in the founding of Women of All Red Nations, to her heartening presence at Standing Rock alongside thousands protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. She passed her dedication and hunger for change to her daughter Marcy, even if that often meant feeling like comrades-in-arms more than mother and child. Through rare archival material—including amazing footage of AIM’s occupation of Wounded Knee—and an Indigenous style of circular storytelling, Warrior Women rekindles the memories and legacy of the Red Power movement’s matriarchs. (Dir. by Elizabeth Castle & Christina D. King, 2018, USA, 67 mins., Not Rated).
This screening is part of Loft Film Fest on the Road, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts with support from Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment.