www.blackgirlnerds.com | by Sezin Koehler • Published September 23, 2018

“BGN Film: ‘Warrior Women’ is the Story of Indigenous Activist Madonna Thunder Hawk’s Lifelong Struggle”

Meet Madonna Thunder Hawk: the lifelong Indigenous human rights activist most recently in the news for her work organizing the NODAPL protests in South Dakota. When I say Madonna has seen it all, it’s no hyperbole. She grew up in a pastoral Lakota setting as a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe back when the water was clean and the children foraged for wild berries and sweet onions on the Missouri River’s banks. Until the government flooded out their land, forcibly relocated the tribe, and changed their lives for the worse, a phenomenon that has only intensified in the decades since. Read more…


www.lakotacountrytimes.com | by Jim Kent • Published September 20, 2018

“Warrior Women: Film to Premiere in Seven Council Fires Homelands”

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Warrior women have been a part of Indigenous cultures for millennia, dating back to when female members of a tribe would accompany war parties into battle either to assist in the actual fighting or to rescue men who were injured.

But Beth Castle has produced a documentary that examines the term from a modern-day perspective. “Warrior Women” is scheduled to premiere here later this month. Read more…


www.womenandhollywood.com | by Sophie Willard  • Published April 27, 2018

Hot Docs 2018 Women Directors: Meet Christina D. King and Elizabeth A. Castle — “Warrior Women”

Christina D. King is a member of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma whose work across commercials, documentary, film, and television focuses on human rights issues, civic engagement through storytelling, and democratizing filmmaker opportunities for minority voices. She has produced “We The Animals,” “This May Be The Last Time,” “Capitalism: A Love Story,” and more. “Warrior Women” is her directorial debut.

Elizabeth A. Castle is a scholar, activist, and media maker, and the author of the book “Women were the Backbone, Men were the Jawbone: Native Women’s Activism in the Red Power Movement,” the research for which inspired “Warrior Women,” which is Castle’s directorial debut. Read more...


www.colorlines.com | by Sameer Rao • Published April 26, 2018 12:56PM EDT

"New Documentary Chronicles Indigenous Activist History"

“Warrior Women” follows Madonna Thunder Hawk and her daughter, Marcy Gilbert, as they engage with major Native American liberation movements. Read more...


www.povmagazine.com | by Chelsea Phillips-Carr • Published April 26th, 2018

Review: ‘Warrior Women’

In Warrior Women, history is told by the women who made it. Centered on Madonna Thunder Hawk, a Lakota activist with a decades-long career, the film shares discussions she has with her peers and her daughter as they reminisce on community organizing, politics, culture, and family. Their words, supplemented by archival footage, create the story of Indigenous activism by women. Read more...