Bounty: Film Screening & Conversation, Apr. 18 at 5 PM via Zoom

11 Apr 2023 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

April 18, 5:00PM-6:30PM | Attend live via Zoom: REGISTER HERE

Join us for a free virtual screening of "Bounty" followed by a conversation with filmmakers and educators.

Bounty, part of the Upstander Project's Dawnland film series, reveals the hidden story of the Phips Proclamation, one of many scalp-bounty proclamations used to exterminate Native people in order to take their land in what is now New England. In the film, Penobscot parents and children resist erasure and commemorate survival by reading and reacting to the government-issued Phips Proclamation’s call for colonial settlers to hunt, scalp, and murder Penobscot people.

Following the screening, moderator Jared Lank,Mi’kmaq documentary filmmaker, will engage a panel including Dawn Neptune Adams, Penobscot filmmaker and journalist, Sunlight Media Collective, Bounty co-director/participant; Zev Bliss, Educator for Portland Public Schools; and Mishy Lesser,Learning director, Upstander Project, co-director, the Upstander Academy, and Emmy® award-winning researcher, in a conversation about the the film.

Place Justice is a statewide truth-seeking and historical recovery initiative of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations that seeks to engage Wabanaki and Maine communities in examining a wide range of commemorative practices to better understand and respond to the ways in which racialized and Indigenous populations are represented in or absent from the narratives inscribed on our natural and built environment.

The Place Justice Event Series features free, virtual and in-person panel discussions and film screenings to engage the public in considering some often complex and contentious issues. Whose stories are being told and whose suppressed? Whose legacies are being forwarded, and at whose expense? 

Learn more about the Permanent Commission, the Place Justice Project, and the full event series.

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