Melinda Janko/2016/76 min/Historical Perspectives
Saturday, March 3, 3 p.m. [W Suburbs]
Triton College, River Grove
FILM DESCRIPTION: This compelling film tells the story of Elouise Cobell, a petite Blackfeet warrior from Montana, who waged a 30-year fight for justice on behalf of 300,000 Native Americans. The U.S. government had grossly mismanaged their resource-rich lands for a century. Her battle led her to bring the largest class action lawsuit ever filed against the federal government. Her unrelenting spirit never quit, and Cobell eventually prevailed and made history. Shown at many prestigious festivals across the globe, this film is one of several One Earth Film Festival selections highlighting strong women.