C/TFN Learning Centre & Available Light Film Festival present:
Documentary Film Night Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
5:15 PM Warrior Women + Homecoming Song
Warrior Women (Dir. Elizabeth A. Castle + Christina D. King, 2018, USA 64 min) This inspiring documentary about the women of the AIM in the 1970s focuses on Madonna Thunder Hawk, her daughter Marcella Gilbert and their lives as Indigenous rights activists: from the “We Will Remember” Survival Group, as a Native alternative to government-run boarding schools, to Standing Rock. Together, Madonna and Marcy fought for Native rights in an environment that made them more comrades than mother-daughter.
Homecoming Song (Daniel Janke, 2019, Yukon, 21 min) This poetic documentary tells the parallel stories of two men who came home. Many years ago Kaax’achgook of the Kiks.adi clan of Southeast Alaska disappeared at sea, and was thought lost by his family and people. Three years later he returned with a song telling of his experiences. When Pete Sidney came back after being away for six years fighting in the second world war, his mother Angela Sidney sang this ancient song for him.
Guests: Ida Calmegane, Sandra Johnson, Marcella Gilbert, Elizabeth A. Castle and Daniel Janke.
Event host: Gary Sidney Johnson
This screening will be followed by a circle discussion with the guests.
Admission by donation. Suggested: $15
Event sponsor: CARCROSS/TAGISH FIRST NATION
Supported by Council of Yukon First Nations and the Yukon Film Society