Dawnland – 11/1 – 7pm

Co-sponsored by the Independent Film Festival of Boston

Directed by Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip, documentary, 86 minutes, USA, 2018.

For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. As recently as the 1970’s, one in four Native children nationwide were living in non-Native foster care, adoptive homes, or boarding schools. Many children experienced devastating emotional and physical harm by adults who mistreated them and tried to erase their cultural identity. Discussion with directors Adam Mazo and Ben Pender Cudlip to follow. POC, SJ