A New View Film Series: Warrior Women

March 16, 2022 @ 7:00pm

The 2021-2022 season returns in-person. We will follow mask mandates in accordance with Butler University policy.

Each of us has a unique view through which we see the world. Shaped by our experiences, culture, and familial identity, this view forms our beliefs, values, and way of life. A New View Film Series will journey outside everyday life to explore new worldviews through the screening of four films and seeks to promote appreciation and foster respect for differences through the lenses of interfaith understanding, diversity, civil discourse, and social justice.

This year, we focus on the question, “what does faith mean”? Each film will invite conversation on different responses to this big question.

Warrior Women: March 16, 2022 (Wednesday)

For at least a generation, the story of the Red Power Movement has been told through a lens that gave us a limited view about the Indian activism of that period. What was missing until now were the voices of the women.” Dina Gilio Whitaker, Colville Confederated Tribes

In the 1970s, with the swagger of unapologetic Indianness, organizers of the American Indian Movement (AIM) fought for Native liberation 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. Through their story, WARRIOR WOMEN explores what it means to balance a movement with motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down from generation to generation in the face of a government that has continually met Native resistance with mass violence. In this documentary we explore how faith prompts our action to promote social change.

Please join us for an in-person series in the Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, Butler University from 7:00-9:00 PM. Free. Each screening will be followed by a discussion with the audience.

Can’t make it in-person? Join the free livestream of the film and discussion on The Fly Rail!


Masks are required to be worn by all patrons while in the venue. 

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