Downtown Springfield Association
ONE READ: Warrior Women (2018) Screening

ONE READ: Warrior Women (2018) Screening

March, 26 2023 | 6:00 pm

305 South Campbell Avenue Springfield, Missouri 65806


This FREE screening is part of the ONE READ initiative at the Springfield Greene County Library.

Synopsis: In the 1970s, with the swagger of unapologetic Indianness, organizers of the American Indian Movement (AIM) fought for Native liberation and survival as a community of extended families.

Warrior Women is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, one such AIM leader who shaped a kindred group of activists’ children – including her daughter Marcy – into the “We Will Remember” Survival School as a Native alternative to government-run education. Together, Madonna and Marcy fought for Native rights in an environment that made them more comrades than motherdaughter. Today, with Marcy now a mother herself, both are still at the forefront of Native issues, fighting against the environmental devastation of the Dakota Access Pipeline and for Indigenous cultural values.

Through a circular Indigenous style of storytelling, this film explores what it means to navigate a movement and motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down and transformed from generation to generation in the context of colonizing government that meets Native resistance with violence.

Featuring: Madonna Thunder Hawk, Marcella Gilbert,
Director(s): Christina D. King & Elizabeth A. Castle
Genre: Documentary