Dawnland & Dear Georgina Online Film Screening and Q & A

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In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Upstander Project presents the Emmy-winning film DAWNLAND and DEAR GEORGINA and live Q&A

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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.

In DEAR GEORGINA a Passamaquoddy elder journeys into an unclear past to better understand herself and her cultural heritage.

Join Maine-Wabanaki Truth Commissioner Sandy WhiteHawk (Sicangu Lakota) and Akomawt Educational Initiative's endawnis Spears (Diné, Ojibwe, Chickasaw, Choctaw) for a conversation and Q&A after the film moderated by film producer Tracy Rector (Choctaw/Seminole). In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the conversation will focus on mental health for Native mothers.

Learn more about the films and watch the trailer at

Note the screening begins with the 54-minute broadcast edition of DAWNLAND followed by DEAR GEORGINA

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times Eastern)

7:00 PM - 7:10 PM

Welcoming Videos and Film Introduction

7:11 PM - 8:05 PM

Dawnland Film (Emmy®-winning broadcast edition)

8:06 PM - 8:20 PM

Dear Georgina Film

8:21 PM - 9:00 PM

Film Team Q & A

Thank you to the following organizations for supporting the creation of DAWNLAND and DEAR GEORGINA:

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Vision Maker Media

The Charles G Wright Endowment For Humanity

Mass Humanities

Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust

Bertha Foundation

Schwab Charitable Fund

The Mara & Ricky Sandler Foundation

Maine Humanities Council

The LEF Foundation

Maine Community Foundation

Maine Initiatives

Points North Institute

Good Pitch

Doc Society


and all our generous Kickstarter backers!


How will I access the screening?

The screening will occur on the OVEE website. Once you register we will automatically send you a link to access the streaming. This link will be sent a couple of days prior to the event.

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What device can I use to watch the live stream?

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Why does the platform say I am too young to enter the screening?

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What's the refund policy?

As this event is accepting donations only we do not typically offer refunds. If you are unable to access the screening and would like a refund please email us.

Why do I have to enter my birthday on the OVEE streaming platform?

This is to ensure that you are over 18 years old.

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