https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/633af8d15c918910eef95aae Online event
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
History, Movies, Social Good, Virtual
Originally scheduled to be in observance of National Native American Heritage Month, this rescheduled virtual only screening of Bounty—part of Upstander Project's Dawnland 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 film screening, there will be a discussion with co-directors Adam Mazo, Dawn Neptune Adams, and Maulian Dana.
This program will happen over Zoom webinar. To register, please visit this link.
Adam Mazo (he/his) is the creative director for Upstander Project and an Emmy® Award-winning social issue documentarian. Adam has (co)directed and/or produced all of Upstander Project’s films, including Dawnland, which won an Emmy® Award in 2018. His films have been broadcast on domestic and international television (Independent Lens), programmed at film festivals (Sundance, Hot Docs, Camden) and international conferences, and screened at universities and K-12 schools, where they are also often used in curricula. He is Ashkenazi Jewish and lives with his family in the territory of the People of the Blue Hills — the Massachusett Tribe.
Dawn Neptune Adams (Penobscot Nation) (she/her) is a filmmaker and journalist with Sunlight Media Collective, and co-director of and a participant in Bounty. Her grassroots environmental activism began with the protection of Indigenous Sacred sites in Huntington Beach, CA in 1998. Since then, she has been a tireless advocate for environmental justice and Indigenous rights at the tribal, local, state, and national levels. Dawn is actively involved in politics for change across a wide spectrum of influences. She is a Racial Justice Consultant to the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine; an active member of Racial Equity & Justice of Bangor, Maine; and a former Indigenous Peoples' Policy Advisor for the Hunter/Elias 2020 Presidential campaign. Dawn has served as the Wabanaki Liaison to the Maine Independent Green Party since 2016 and was the Vice Presidential Candidate to the Dario Hunter 2020 Presidential campaign.
Maulian Dana (Penobscot Nation tribal ambassador) (she/her) is co-director of and a participant in Bounty. She is an Upstander Project collaborator. She holds a BA in political science from the University of Maine and advocates for local, state, and federal policy changes centered on tribal sovereignty, the environment, public health, domestic violence advocacy, and other areas affecting the Wabanaki tribes in Maine. She is the co-chair of the state's Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous and Maine Tribal Populations; co-chair of the Maine Climate Council's Equity Subcommittee and member of the Maine Climate Council; Board President for the Wabanaki Alliance; member of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women; and serves on many other boards and organizations. Her play, Molly, tells the story of Molly Spotted Elk, a Penobscot actress, writer, activist, and dancer in the early 1900s.