About the film
indigenous native american woman director
Release Date: February 16, 2020
|Slogan||:||«Native Women Reclaiming Sovereignty»|
|Production Companies||:||Haptic, Women Make Movies|
|Director||:||Brad Heck, Willow O'Feral|
|Producers||:||Tantoo Cardinal, Brad Heck, Willow O'Feral, Jaida Grey Eagle|
"Sisters Rising" is the story of six Native American women fighting to restore personal and tribal sovereignty in the face of ongoing colonial violence against indigenous women in the United States. Dawn was in the Army, now she’s a tribal cop in the midst of the North Dakota oil boom that threatens to pull the last threads of her Native culture apart. Patty teaches indigenous women’s self-defense across the Great Plains of her people. Sarah is an attorney and scholar fighting to overturn restrictions on tribal sovereignty and increase legislative protections for Native women. Loreline and Lisa are grassroots advocates working outside of the system to support survivors of violence and influence legislative change. Chalsey is writing the first anti-sex trafficking code to be introduced to a reservation’s tribal court.