A feature documentary by the Upstander Project
~Now available for purchase at upstanderproject.org/dawnland-buy~
EMMY® AWARD: Outstanding Research 2018
NATIONAL BROADCAST: November 2018 on Independent Lens on PBS.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: dawnland.org
AWARDS: Jury Award Best Feature Documentary Woods Hole Film Festival & Buffalo International Film Festival, Audience Award Best Documentary Tacoma Film Festival
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.