Cinema Politica Free Film Screening: Finding Dawn
FINDING DAWN puts a human face on a tragedy that has received little attention – and one which is surprisingly similar to the situation in Ciudad Juarez, on the other side of the U.S. border. Dawn Crey, Ramona Wilson and Daleen Kay Bosse are just three of the estimated 500 Aboriginal women who have gone missing or been murdered in Canada over the past 30 years. Acclaimed Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh embarks on an epic journey to shed light on these murders and disappearances that remain unresolved to this day.
This engrossing film illustrates the deep historical, social and economic factors that contribute to the epidemic of violence against Aboriginal women. It highlights the disturbing, world-wide culture of impunity that allows murders of women – especially those who are poor, indigenous, or sex workers – to go unsolved and unpunished.
Joining us for a post film Q&A is Eve Reyes-Aguirre, who is running for US Senate as a member of the Green Party, and was a speaker at the Women's March in Phoenix.
Although the film is free, please consider bringing donations of clothing and/or feminine hygiene products for a local non-profit Women4Women Tempe.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Film starts at 6:00 p.m.