Dates to be announced shortly for the following cities, and more:
New York, New York
Dec 3rd, 2021 - IAIA (Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Starting at 3pm, both films will be shown twice with a break at 4:45 pm for a discussion with the director
3:00 - 4:10pm First Showing of Somebody's Daughter
4:15 - 4:45pm First Showing of Say Her Name
4:45 - 5:15pm Discussion with Rain
5:15 - 6:10pm Second Showing of Somebody's Daughter
6: 15 - 6:45pm Second Showing of Say Her Name
Dec 18th, 2021 - The Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Starting at 5pm, both films will be shown with a discussion panel
5:30pm Showing of Somebody's Daughter and Say Her Name
Film Director, Rain, Representative Greg Stanton, and MMIW ambassadors from the region will form a discussion panel on the solutions to the crisis of MMIW in the State of Arizona
Coushatta Nation with Joy Harjo
"I See Them in My Dreams" Says Joy Harjo of MMIW Victims after Screening of "Say Her Name" & "Somebody's Daughter" by the Coushatta Tribe
"The first Indigenous person in history to be appointed Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo was later joined by Say Her Name director, Rain, for a spellbinding one-on-one session, that was as much a retrospective of Harjo’s brilliant literary career as it was an interview."
Indigenous Peoples' Day in Albuquerque
The gathering on Civic Plaza was both a celebration and a call for action on behalf of Indigenous communities in New Mexico and across the country. Albuquerque honored Indigenous Peoples’ Day by remembering the lives of Indigenous women who have been murdered or gone missing. Both Somebody's Daughter and Say Her Name were shown on the giant jumbotron in the Plaza.
Gallup, New Mexico
In recognition of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives, the Gallup for Indigenous Justice and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives hosted an event on Nov. 5, 2021 at the El Morro Theater. The event featured screenings of Say Her Name and Somebody’s Daughter. The events were packed as locals came to hear speakers including Rain, filmmaker of Somebody’s Daughter, Genevieve Jackson, McKinley County Commissioner; Emily Ellison of Battered Families Services; Jock Soto, LGBTQI representative/NYC Ballet choreographer; Autumn Montoya, Miss Indian New Mexico; and Genevieve Chavez, First Nations.'
Addressing a common misconception, Rain noted that the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans is not a new phenomenon. The filmmaker noted that when journalists ask him to detail the origins of the missing and murdered crisis, his answer always shocks them.
“You know they’ll say, ‘when did this begin?’ And they think you’ll say, ‘oh, the 1990s or the 2000s.’ No. This began from the first recorded European contact in 1492.”'
'"This is an existential threat to tribal people, not just in the US, not just in Canada, but worldwide," said Rain during a phone interview with the Navajo Times.'
The second-ever MMIW/MMIP Tribunal in the US will be held on the Navajo Nation on May 5 & 6, 2022 at the Navajo Nation Museum. Represented by Katelyn Goes Ahead Pretty on its national billboard campaign, the Global Indigenous Council organized the first MMIW Tribunal that received testimony from Loxie Loring and was hosted by the Blackfeet Nation in October 2019.
Dr. Phil Show
On Nov 30, 2021, 18 million viewers of the Dr Phil Show heard about the crisis of MMIW, many for the first time.
Dr Phil exclaimed in shock "There is an epidemic of missing women! If you are born an indigenous woman it's almost 100% likely that you are going to get preyed upon. "