Warrior Women


Isabel Bader Theatre Sat, Apr 28, 2018 4:15 PM
Scotiabank Theatre 7 Sun, Apr 29, 2018 9:00 PM
Fox Theatre Sat, May 5, 2018 3:15 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:The Good Fight
Film Subjects:Activism
Feminism & Breaking Barriers
Her Story
Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Christina D. King
Elizabeth A. Castle
Producer(s):Anna Pitman
Editor(s):Kristen Nutile
Keiko Deguchi
Cinematography:John Larson
Andreas Burgess
Composer:Giulio Carmassi
Bryan Scary


Through the figure of Lakota activist and community organizer Madonna Thunder Hawk, this inspiring film 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. Charlotte Selb

Co-presented with imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

Included Shorts

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Additional Information

POV - "A necessary film...a celebration of the mothers and daughters who continue to fight, together, for a better future."

NOW - "Ten must-see Hot Docs films focusing on women's stories"

Color Lines - "New Documentary Chronicles Indigenous Activist History."