Warrior Women

2018 | USA | NR | 67 min.
  • Mino Bimaadiziwin


State Theatre Sun, Aug 5, 2018 9:00 AM
Film Info
Section:Special Screenings
Release Year:2018
Runtime:67 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Elizabeth A. Castle
Christina D. King
Produced by:Anna Pitman
Screenwriter:Elizabeth A. Castle
Christina D. King
Cinematography:John Larson
Andreas Burgess
Editing By:Kristen Nutile
Keiko Deguchi
Cast:Marcella Gilbert
Madonna Thunder Hawk


Centered on the life and work of Lakota community organizer Madonna Thunder Hawk, Warrior Women reveals the largely untold story of women’s activism in the Red Power movement. Directors Christina D. King (Up Heartbreak Hill, TCFF 2011) and Elizabeth A. Castle’s inspiring documentary not only captures her involvement in the American Indian Movement (AIM) using interviews and rare archival footage—including AIM’s occupation of Wounded Knee—it also powerfully explores how she instilled the fight for Native rights in her daughter Marcy. Today, both women continue to lead their movement as they take arms against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. And with Marcy now a mother herself, the question of how a commitment to change is passed down from one generation to another makes the magnitude of Thunder Hawk’s legacy all the more clear. IN PERSON: Directors Christina D. King and Elizabeth Castle; Subjects Madonna Thunderhawk and Marcy Gilbert.

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