Dawnland

Saturday, March 2, at 10:00 am in Fernwood (N207)

DIRECTOR

ADAM MAZO & BEN PENDER-CUDLIP

COUNTRY

USA

RUNNING TIME

86 mins

YEAR

2018

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

Throughout the 20th Century, Indigenous children were systematically removed from their parents, many experiencing emotional and physical abuse in foster homes and institutions that demeaned and erased their culture. As the Wabanaki people of Maine share their stories, the first official Truth & Reconciliation Commission in the US begins its historic investigation, finding that achieving harmony and justice within the Commission itself is essential before a new day can dawn for all. This story of stolen children and cultural survival won the Audience Award at the Tacoma Film Festival and was named Best Documentary at the Buffalo International Film Festival.

Research Coordinator Rachel George in attendance.

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