Warrior Women

Famed Lakota activist Madonna Thunder Hawk has over five decades of indigenous activism under her belt—starting with the rise of the American Indian Movement (AIM) in the late '60s and running all the way to the pipeline protests at Standing Rock. Her history is synonymous with Native American culture, passing along
this idealistic fire to her daughter Marcy. A portrait of an aging firebrand filled with poignant observations on legacy and memory, Warrior Women is a powerful tribute to female activism (perfect for fans of MFF2017's Dolores).


FILM SPONSOR: Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Community Partners: Sojourner Family Peace Center, Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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