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Warrior Women

Elizabeth A. Castle, Christina D. King
Documentary Features :: Voices
Running Time:64:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
4:30 PM EST
Thursday, November 8
Station Main

Producer: Anna Marie Pitman
Subjects and Collaborators: Madonna Thunder Hawk & Marcella Gilbert

Madonna Thunder Hawk, has been a powerful force in every modern Native occupation in the U.S.—from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee. While fighting together against the recent government’s actions at Standing Rock, she and Marcella Gilbert, her daughter, reflect on the environment that made them not just mother and daughter but comrades in a multi-generational political struggle.

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A member of the Seminole tribe of Oklahoma, Christina King’s work spans documentary, commercials, television, and film. Her work focuses primarily on human rights issues, civic engagement through storytelling, and democratizing filmmaker opportunities for minority voices. Warrior Women is her directional debut.

Dr. Elizabeth Castle has worked as a scholar, activist, and media maker for almost 20 years. 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. She also published The Original Gangster: The Life and Times of Red Power Activist Madonna Thunder Hawk.