UPSTANDER PROJECT

We are thrilled to announce the world premiere of our new feature film Dawnland. 

For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to “save” them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” (TRC) in the United States begins a historic investigation. Dawnland goes behind-the-scenes as this historic TRC grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.

APRIL 13-15

WORLD PREMIERE!

Cleveland International Film Festival (3 screenings)

 

APRIL 16-18

WABANAKI PREMIERES!

Wabanaki Communities (6 screenings)

 

APRIL 28

EAST COAST PREMIERE

Independent Film Festival Boston

*Tickets on sale here on April 11

 

APRIL 29

VIRGINIA PREMIERE

Richmond International Film Festival

THANKS FROM THE FILMMAKERS

Dawnland Directors Ben and Adam

Dawnland has been in the works for over 5 years. This film would not be possible without the courage and strength of so many Wabanaki people who chose to share their stories with the truth commission and our filmmaking team. The commission would not have been possible without decades of tireless work by Maine-Wabanaki REACH, which is now carrying out the recommendations of the commission. We send our deepest gratitude to the Wabanaki people.

P.S. Our new website has info on how to book a Dawnland screening: dawnland.org