Warrior Women


Christina King (Creek/Seminole), Elizabeth Castle 018 | 65 mins
Country of Production: USA
Country and Culture Featured: USA, Sioux
NY Premiere

Madonna Thunder Hawk, born on the Yankton Sioux Reservation, 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.

A Q&A with filmmakers Elizabeth Castle, Christina King, and protagonists Madonna Thunderhawk and Marcella Gilbert follows the screening.

Co-Presented by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, New York, and Mother Tongue Film Festival


Plays with Mother & Baby