KIND HEARTED WOMAN
by acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland,
who will participate in a discussion following the film (davidsutherland.com)
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 4:00 P.M.
The Congregational Church of West Medford
400 High Street, W. Medford, MA
An unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation.
Sutherland follows Robin over three years as she struggles to raise her two children, further her education, heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child and fulfill her goal of returning to her reservation to help prevent the abuse of women and children. This personal story allows us entree into the process of the tribal court and sexual abuse on the reservation.
“As in my other films profiling rural poverty,” says Sutherland, “I was trying to reach out to another forgotten corner of the American landscape, this time to put a face on a Native family so that we could see them close-up with all the detail that illuminates the rich reality of their lives.”
Tickets sold at the door: $10
Dinner will be available for a nominal fee to benefit Congregational Church of Medford’s ongoing ministry with ReMember and the Pine Ridge Reservation.