Honors Program

Award-winning documentary, Dawnland, screening at USM on Nov. 16th

Dawnland Film Screening Event

Friday, November 16th at 5:30 pm in Hannaford Hall

A film screening event featuring the award-winning documentary, Dawnland!

Dawnland takes its viewers inside the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans. Through intimate testimony, the film reveals that child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to disconnect them from their cultures and tribes. Dawnland goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.

This special evening will include a one-time live concert and storytelling event. Following the film, Jennifer Rooks of Maine Public will moderate a discussion with filmmakers Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip, co-creator of the truth commission Esther Anne of Maine-Wabanaki REACH, and film participant Dawn Neptune Adams.

Free and open to the public. Register here!

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