The Abbe Museum and Reel Pizza Cinerama are partnering to present the region’s only Indigenous Film Festival during the Abbe Museum Indian Market, May 17-20. Each evening will feature films by and about Indigenous peoples, presenting stories often overlooked in the film industry. Tickets are $8 per film and will be available at the Reel Pizza box office.
In Maine, a historic investigation—the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) in the United States—is the start of a bold journey. For over two years, Native and non-Native commissioners travel across Maine. They gather testimony and bear witness to the devastating impact of the state’s child welfare practices on families in Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot communities of the Wabanaki Nation.
The feature-length documentary DAWNLAND follows the TRC to contemporary Wabanaki communities to witness intimate, sacred moments of truth-telling and healing. With exclusive access to this groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage, the film reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.