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MFF19 | Dawnland
March 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm$6
SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE PREMIERE
Director: Adam Mazo, Ben Pender-Cudlip
Producer: Bruce Duthu (Houma)
Executive Producer: Heather Rae (Cherokee)
Impact Producer: Tracy Rector (Choctaw/Seminole)
Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes
Dawnland is a story of stolen children and cultural survival: inside the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans.
For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. As recently as the 1970’s, one in four Native children nationwide were living in non-Native foster care, adoptive homes, or boarding schools. Many children experienced devastating emotional and physical harm by adults who mistreated them and tried to erase their cultural identity.
Now, for the first time, they are being asked to share their stories.
- March 24, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
- Event Categories:
- Documentary, Māoriland Film Festival
- Event Tags:
- documentaries, mff19
- Māoriland Film Festival
- Ngā Purapura
145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand + Google Map