Salem Film Festival - DAWNLAND

Event Date: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm


PEM Morse Auditorium
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970
United States


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” in the United States begins a historic investigation. DAWNLAND goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.

A conversation and Q&A with the filmmakers and film participant Dawn Neptune Adams follows the screening.

This special Salem Film Fest presentation is sponsored by the Salem Five Charitable Foundationand generously supported by the Peabody Essex Museum, in conjunction with Community Partners: the Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness, Voices Against Injustice(formerly Salem Award Foundation) and Salem No Place for Hate.

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