Sisters Rising

WINNER: Thaddeus Stevens Award for Social Engagement by a Vermont Filmmaker

Sisters Rising is an urgent call to action, a stunning portrait of women acting in solidarity, and a demand for tribal sovereignty and self-determination as the necessary step towards ending violence against Indigenous women in the United States. The film follows six women who refuse to let this pattern of violence continue in the shadows: a tribal cop in the midst of the North Dakota oil boom, an attorney fighting to overturn restrictions on tribal sovereignty, a teacher of Indigenous women’s self-defense, grassroots advocates working to influence legislative change, and the author of the first anti-sex trafficking code to be introduced to a reservation’s tribal court. Their stories shine an unflinching light on righting injustice on both an individual and systemic level.

Dates: Thursday, August 27 – Thursday, September 3
Time: All hours
Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket
Viewing Limited: US residents only
Q&A with Filmmaker: Available during Festival

Director: Willow O’Feral, Brad Heck
Producer: Willow O’Feral, Brad Heck

Genre: Documentary Feature
Length: 59 min
Location: USA
Language: English