Online movie screenings: MMIW and manoomin

Free online movies this week:

  • Bring Her Home, on the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, profiling three women.
  • Food that grows on Water, a short documentary on how the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipelines will affect wild rice.

Unfortunately, they’re both on the same day and overlap a bit, so you might have to choose one. Or, make it a double feature!

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Bring Her Home

On Tuesday, March 15, at 6 – 7:30 p.m., join a virtual discussion about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) epidemic in anticipation of the national broadcast of Bring Her Home – a new feature documentary from Twin Cities PBS directed by Leya Hale (Dakota/Diné) and produced by Sergio Rapu (Rapanui).

Register here for the virtual discussion and a free film preview. Watch Trailer here.

According to promoters:

Bring Her Home follows three Indigenous women — an artist, an activist and a politician — as they work to vindicate and honor their relatives who are victims in the growing MMIW epidemic. As they face the lasting effects of historical trauma, each woman searches for healing while navigating the oppressive systems that brought about this very crisis.

Panelists include film protagonists: Angela Two Stars, Mysti Babineau, and North Dakota State Rep. Ruth Buffalo, accompanied by Minnesota State Sen. Mary Kunesh. Marisa Miakonda Cummings, President and CEO of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, will moderate.

Food that grows on water

On Tuesday, March 15, from 7-8 p.m., check out Food that Grows on Water, an 18-minute documentary about how Enbridge Line 3 will affect manoomin and Ojibwe livelihood. This is a national premier, with speakers who will address ongoing efforts to stop Enbridge Line 3 and Line 5.

Here’s a Zoom link for the event.

The film, produced by Gabriel Cowan, uses footage shot along Line 3 and from Washington D.C. Watch a preview here.

The documentary premiered in D.C. last week, projected on the National Museum of the American Indian. The documentary follows Water Protectors from White Earth and Extinction Rebellion: Dawn Goodwin, Stan Alexander, Jesse Barrientez, Jill Ferguson, and Presleigh Hayashida, with Amy Athene’s original song sacred water.

Co-hosts include: Extinction Rebellion DC, Honor the Earth, Rise Coalition, and Sierra Club Wisconsin.

Confirmed speakers are film producer Cowan; Goodwin (White Earth) Rise Coalition; Jill Ferguson, (“badass grandma”); Philomena Kebec (Bad River) wild rice harvester and water protector; and Jannan Cornstalk, Paddle Out Pipe Out, Straits of Mackinac. 

The event will include proposed actions.

Click this link to sign up to help Stop Line 5.

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