Thursday, January 3rd at 7 pm
American Outrage (2007, 56 min), Beth and George Gage’s documentary on two feisty sisters, Carrie and Mary Dann – two Western Shoshone grandmothers, who challenge the US government, fighting for their land and for their human rights – taking their case all the way to the US Supreme Court.
Two grandmothers, Carrie Dann and Mary Dann, have been at the forefront of the Western Shoshone Nation’s struggle for land rights and sovereignty for nearly forty years. American Outrage documents their fight against the U.S. government’s unlawful attempts to take over traditional Shoshone land in Nevada, part of 60 millions acres guaranteed to them in the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley. Over the years the Dann sisters have endured steady harassment from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and they have squared off against international gold mining corporations and the nuclear industry. Their courage and perseverance in asserting the rights of indigenous peoples have brought them numerous awards, including the 1993 Alternative Nobel Prize and the International Right Livelihood Award.
Our film will be followed by audience discussion of the film and the issues raised by the film.
*Suggested Donation: $10 to support BloomBars. Free Popcorn and refreshments provided.
BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and other experts.
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