The Boxers of Brule

The Boxers of Brule

  • 2019 -
  • Bingo Captioned Charter Docos Under The Skin Documentary Drama For My Fathers Kingdom Fukry Huahua Impact Kia Manawanui Long Time No Sea MFF2020 MRFF NATIVE Slam V Nga Matauranga Nga Putake Nga Raurekau Patutiki Sembradoras de Vida Short Documentary Short Drama Shorts Wairua Shorts Whakapapa Whanau Whenua
  • - 37 m 57 s

In the wake of her best friend’s suicide, a young Si?há??u Lakota woman creates a girls’ boxing team to heal through sport, sisterhood, and tradition. Shaionna leads the squad of sassy pre-teens to face the challenges of the reservation with relentless humor and slushy-stained smiles, fighting her own battle with addiction all the while.

Screening Information
Kia Manawanui

2:00 PM
Friday 25 September 2020
Māoriland Hub

TRAILER: The Boxers of Brule
  • Language English
  • Indigenous Nation Choctaw/Seminole
  • Country United States
  • Director Jessie Adler
  • Producer Tracy Rector, Jessie Adler, Shiala Grey Sky-King
  • Indigenous Key Creative Tracy Rector
  • Indigenous Key Creative Bio Tracy Rector is a mixed race (Choctaw/Seminole) community organizer, educator, filmmaker, film programmer, and arts curator with a passion for amplifying and empowering Indigenous voices. For the last 17 years she has directed and produced over 400 films including shorts, features, music videos, and virtual reality projects. Her work has been featured on Independent Lens, ImagineNative, National Geographic, and the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian, as well as at international film festivals including Cannes and Toronto. Tracy is in her second term as a Seattle Arts Commissioner, is the co-founder of Longhouse Media and the Managing Director of Storytelling at Nia Tero.
  • Premiere New Zealand Premiere