October 20

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Screening at The Broad Theater

As recently as the 1970s, one in four Native American children was living in non-Native foster care, adoptive homes, or boarding schools. Native American mothers were told that they were unfit to raise their children, who were put in often neglectful or abusive living situations. In 2012 the state of Maine pioneered a gathering of testimony, the nation’s first government-sanctioned Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Wabanaki mothers share their stories, but who will heal the wound that’s left open? How can a safe space exist when you’re answering to the perpetrator? This film asks questions with painful relevance in light of the current administration’s policy of separating families at the border. -KM

#justice #resist #indigenous #tearjerker #keepfamiliestogether

Community Partner: Alternate Roots

This screening is free thanks to the generous support of The Helis Foundation.