Sisters Rising is the story of six Native women fighting to heal a society crippled for far too long by violence against Indigenous women in the United States. Dawn was in the Army, now she’s a tribal cop in the midst of the North Dakota oil boom that threatens to pull the last threads of her Native culture apart.
Patty teaches indigenous women’s self-defense workshops. Sarah is an attorney and scholar fighting to overturn restrictions on tribal sovereignty and increase legislative protections for Native women. Loreline and Lisa are grassroots advocates working outside of the system to support survivors of violence and influence legislative change. Chalsey is writing the first anti-sex trafficking code to be introduced to a reservation’s tribal court.
Release: April 20, 2021
Expiration: April 20, 2025
Distributor: America ReFramed
Rights: Unlimited releases over four (4) years beginning 4/20/2021;
SCH/1YR (for K‐12); and non‐commercial cable rights.
During the Vision Maker’s First Online Indigenous Film Festival, VMM Executive Director Francene Blythe-Lewis met with filmmakers Willow O’Feral, Brad Heck, Tantoo Cardinal, Jaida Grey Eagle and Sergeant Dawn White to discuss the making of Sisters Rising.
Walt is Oglala Lakota and created the logo for Urban Rez. He is Creative Director, owner of Nakota Designs Advertising Designs and Graphics. Executive Director of the Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.
Role: Jordana is excited to engage with different Native/Indigenous communities. Her passion for working with youth will help develop the Native Youth Media Project. She will also assist with the Creative Shorts Fellowship (CSF) to help organize deliverables for filmmakers.