Premiere Film Screening: "Dear Georgina"
At age two Georgina Sappier-Richardson was removed from her home and Passamaquoddy community in downeast Maine by child protection services. She would never see her parents again.
DEAR GEORGINA follows this Passamaquoddy elder from Motahkomikuk as she tries to better understand herself and her cultural heritage. Now a grandmother Georgina attempts to re-integrate herself into the community she barely knew.
DEAR GEORGINA is premiering at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and is a follow-up to the Emmy® award-winner DAWNLAND. The film will be screened at the University of Montana on Wednesday, February 19th at 7 p.m. in the Payne Family Native American Center. The film is paired with another short, FIRST LIGHT, and includes a conversation with co-director and cinematographer Ben Pender-Cudlip. This event is sponsored by the Native America Studies department and the Humanities Institute.