We Are The Warriors
19th Annual Bellingham Human Rights Festival
What: Warrior Women,Water Warriors, and Keepers of the Future
When: 7 pm Thu., Feb. 21
Where: Pickford Film Center
Cost: Donations welcome
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Warrior Women is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, a leader in the American Indian Movement (AIM) who cultivated a rag-tag gang of activist children—including her daughter Marcy—into a group called the “We Will Remember” survival group. Together, Madonna and Marcy fought for Native rights in an environment that made them more comrades than mother and daughter.
Today, with Marcy now a mother herself, both women are still at the forefront of Native issues, fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, passing down activist legacies from generation to generation.
Call it a theme of the 19th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival—stories of how individuals are awakened to a crisis unfolding around them.
This award-winning festival runs from Feb. 21 through March 2 and features 23 films held at 12 venues throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County. Forums present many of the filmmakers and encourage dialogue and action on local, national and universal human rights issues. All film showings are free, although donations are accepted.
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