DEAR GEORGINA LIVE Worldwide Online Screening

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Join the Emmy winning team behind DAWNLAND or a special digital screening of FIRST LIGHT and DEAR GEORGINA in this special workshop for educators.

For centuries, the United States government has taken Native American children away from their tribes, devastating parents and denying children their traditions, culture, and identity. First Light documents these practices from the 1800s to today and tells the story of an unprecedented experiment in truth-telling and healing for Wabanaki people and child welfare workers in Maine. As revealed in FIRST LIGHT in 2015 the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission concluded that Native people in Maine continue to be targets of "cultural genocide."

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

Join the filmmaker Adam Mazo, learning director Mishy Lesser and scholars Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) and Sarah Shear for a discussion in historical and intergenerational trauma and take away tools for use in your classroom.

Learn more about the films and watch the trailer at

Co-sponsored by Upstander Project, Abbe Museum, National Indian Education Association, Facing History and Ourselves, and North American Indian Center of Boston.

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!

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