Dawnland Online Film Screening + Live Filmmaker Q&A

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Upstander Project presents the Emmy Award winning film DAWNLAND - Directors' Cut + live Q&A

About this Event

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.

Join filmmaker Adam Mazo, learning director Mishy Lesser, and TRC commissioner gkisedtanamoogk (Mashpee Wampanoag) for a live Q&A moderated by Claudia Fox Tree (Arawak/Yurumein) after the film.

This is a special opportunity to see the 86-minute directors' cut of DAWNLAND!

Learn more about the film and watch the trailer at

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times Eastern)

7:30 PM - 7:40 PM

Welcoming Videos and Film Introduction

7:41 PM - 9:05 PM

Dawnland Film

9:06 PM - 9:45 PM

Film Team Q & A

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

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 the event.

What device can I use to watch the live stream?

A computer or large screen device that you use to watch movies is ideal. As long as your device is able to stream video from the internet you are all set. A tablet or phone that can stream video will also work.

How do I know if I am in the right place for the screening?

Using the link we will provide to you via email prior to the event you will land in a virtual waiting room and once the screening is opened you will automatically begin seeing the video content that is playing there. After you follow the link for the screening you are all set, no further action is needed.

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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