February 26, 2021
ONLINE Indigenous Stories:
Dawnland and Dear Georgina Screening and Q&A
Monday March 15 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM
For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to save them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins a historic investigation. DAWNLAND goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.
In DEAR GEORGINA a Passamaquoddy elder journeys into an unclear past to better understand herself and her cultural heritage.
Join filmmaker and Upstander Project director Adam Mazo for a Q&A moderated by Portsmouth Public Library's Laura Horwood-Benton after the film.
Registration is required. Please register here.
Learn more about the films and watch the trailer at upstanderproject.org.
Note the screening begins with the 54-minute broadcast edition of DAWNLAND followed by DEAR GEORGINA.
Event Schedule (EST)
6:30 PM - 6:35 PM: Welcoming Videos and Film Introduction
6:36 PM - 7:30 PM: Dawnland Film (Emmy®-winning broadcast edition)
7:31 PM - 7:45 PM: Dear Georgina Film
7:46 PM - 8:30 PM: Live Q & A