DAWNLAND documentary screening

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History / Heritage - Film/Video

Date & Time: Thursday, March 31, 2022
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult, Elders
Location: Online
Sponsored by: Federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
Description: On Thursday, March 31 at 7pm, join the Shrewsbury Public Library for a virtual screening of the feature-length documentary DAWNLAND. The film, which won an Emmy for Outstanding Research in 2018, follows Maine's "truth and reconciliation commission" (TRC) to contemporary Wabanaki communities to witness intimate, sacred moments of truth-telling and healing. With exclusive access to this groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage, the film reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.

The TRC discovers that state power continues to be used to break up Wabanaki families, threatening the very existence of the Wabanaki people. Can they right this wrong and turn around a broken child welfare system? DAWNLAND foregrounds the immense challenges that this commission faces as they work toward truth, reconciliation, and the survival of all Indigenous peoples.

The film's Learning Director, Dr. Mishy Lesser, will briefly introduce the film and answer questions after the screening.
Please register to attend here: https://tinyurl.com/2p8u89zj
More Information: E-mail: splreference@cwmars.org
Entered by: Shrewsbury Public Library

Created: March 17, 2022 at 1:36 PM

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