Warrior Women

57 min | Documentary Feature | Christina King & Elizabeth Castle

Warrior Women is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, an AIM leader who shaped a kindred group of activists’ children – including her daughter Marcy – into the “We Will Remember” Survival School as a Native alternative to government-run education. Together, Madonna and Marcy fought for Native rights in an environment that made them more comrades than mother-daughter. Today, with Marcy now a mother herself, both are still at the forefront of Native issues, fighting against the environmental devastation of the Dakota Access Pipeline and for Indigenous cultural values.

Through a circular Indigenous style of storytelling, this film explores what it means to navigate a movement and motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down and transformed from generation to generation in the context of colonizing government that meets Native resistance with violence.

Release: February 24, 2019

Expiration: February 24, 2023

Distributor: NETA

NOLA: WWOM 0000 H1

Rights: Unlimited releases over four (4) years beginning 2/25/2019;

SCH/1YR (for K‐12); and non‐commercial cable rights.

Christina King (Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma)

Director/Producer
An enrolled member of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma, Christina D. King’s work spans broadcast news, commercials, documentary, film, and television with a focus on human rights issues, civic engagement through storytelling, and democratizing filmmaking opportunities for marginalized voices.

Elizabeth Castle

Director/Producer
Dr. Castle brings almost 20 years of experience as a scholar, activist, and media maker working in collaboration with Native Nations and underrepresented communities. Warrior Women is based on the research done for her book "Women were the Backbone, Men were the Jawbone: Native Women’s Activism in the Red Power Movement." While completing her Ph.D. at Cambridge University, she worked as a policy associate for President Clinton’s Initiative on Race and in 2001 she served as a delegate for the Indigenous World Association at the United Nations World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa

Anna Pitman

Producer
Anna Marie is a producer working in a cross section of formats and genres; documentaries, commercials and narrative films. Instigated by the disappointment created from witnessing similar indigenous struggles in her home country of Australia, Pitman’s ambitions lie in documentary storytelling through socially-conscious projects. She is a graduate of the University of New South Wales in Australia with a BA in Film Studies, Political science & Spanish.