WMM release SISTERS RISING (Dir. Willow O’Feral and Brad Heck), made with the support of WMM’s Production Assistance Program, will be airing on WORLD Channel’s 9th season of America ReFramed on April 20th.
In SISTERS RISING, Native American survivors of sexual assault fight to restore personal and tribal sovereignty against the backdrop of an ongoing legacy of violent colonization. Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault than all other American women, federal studies have shown. One in three Native women report having been raped during her lifetime, and 86% of the offenses are committed by non-Native men. As we elevate the stories of sexual assault survivors this April, SISTERS RISING shines an unflinching light on righting injustice on both an individual and systemic level.
Producer Jaida Grey Eagle (Oglala Lakota) speaks to the film’s importance and why she joined the production team: “The abhorrent violence that is a constant in the lives of Indigenous peoples impacts Indigenous women first. We are on the frontlines of an ongoing legacy of violent colonization, and it is vitally important that the world see and hear us.”
The film also recently won the Leslie J. Sacks Best Film Award from the 2021 Women’s Voices Now Film Festival.
Check your local listings to watch SISTERS RISING on WORLD Channel’s America ReFramed on April 20.