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“Somebody’s Daughter (1492–Now)” and “Say Her Name”
Fri, December 3, 2021, 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Please join us for the film screening of Somebody’s Daughter (1492–Now) and Say Her Name. Directed by Rain, the two films address the critical issues of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIW&G). The purpose of these films is to alert lawmakers and the public alike that the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women crisis exists and demands urgent action. For more information about the films, visit www.somebodysdaughter-mmiw.com. For more information, please contact MoCNA Senior Manager of Museum Education Winoka Yepa (Diné) at (505) 428-5907 or email@example.com.
Filmmaker Rain appeared on the Dr. Phil show on Tuesday, November 30. Click through to the Dr. Phil website to watch the show segments.
Somebody’s Daughter (1492–Now), 70 minutes
Somebody’s Daughter focuses on some of the highest-profile MMIW cases. With historical points of reference, the victims’ and their families’ stories are told through the lens of the legal jurisdictional maze and socio-economic bondage that constricts Indian Country. For the first time on film, tribal leaders reveal the devastating roles of drug cartels and gangs in the MMIW crisis. The purpose of Somebody’s Daughter is to alert lawmakers and the public alike that the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women crisis exists and demands urgent action.
The new version of the film, titled Somebody’s Daughter (1492–Now) features US President Joe Biden, and is thought to be the only documentary that includes a contribution from a sitting US President.
“Somebody’s Daughter is both hauntingly beautiful and emotionally devastating and should be recognized as one of the most important documentaries made on not only MMIW, but also on Indian Country in the twenty-first century.”–Native News Online
Say Her Name, 30 minutes
The film focuses on the epicenter of MMIWG in the US—Big Horn County in Montana, which is a case study for the entire crisis. Like Somebody’s Daughter, which inspired lawmakers to move two bills in the US Senate that had stalled, Say Her Name seeks to secure a DOJ investigation into the numerous law enforcement incongruities and failings in Big Horn County. If the DOJ was to launch such an investigation, it would reverberate through similar counties in the US and make a dramatic impact on the crisis.
- 3:05 pm–4:15 pm: First screening of Somebody’s Daughter (1492–Now)
- 4:15 pm–4:45 pm: First screening of Say Her Name
- 4:45 pm–5:15 pm: Discussion with Filmmaker Rain
- 5:15 pm–6:25 pm: Second screening of Somebody’s Daughter (1492–Now)
- 6:25 pm–6:55 pm: Second screening of Say Her Name
For more information, please contact MoCNA Senior Manager of Museum Education Winoka Yepa (Diné) at (505) 428-5907 or firstname.lastname@example.org.