ST. PAUL, MN – Twin Cities PBS (TPT) announces the release of its newest documentary, Bring Her Home, which tells the story of three Indigenous women fighting to vindicate and honor their missing and murdered relatives. An activist, an artist and a politician each strive to find healing and hope for themselves and for their Native community. Bring Her Home will be premiere nationally on PBS stations around the country and locally on TPT 2 TPT.org in early 2022. The film will also be available for streaming on that date.
Bring Her Home laces together the women’s stories as they strive for awareness of an epidemic that leaves the loved ones of murdered and missing Indigenous women yearning for answers. Artist Angela Two Stars, activist Mysti Babineau, and Representative Ruth Buffalo have all experienced and coped with the enduring traumas of colonization in their Indigenous communities. Within the framework of marching at the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Rally and March, an annual community event honoring missing Native women, the film tells the stories of how these women have brought attention to the crisis while also providing encouragement to their communities.
“Native women make up less than 1% of the US population, yet face murder rates that are more than 10 times the national average,” said Director and Producer Leya Hale of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Diné Nations. “I’ve made it my obligation to not only highlight the challenges my people face, but to offer stories of resilience, healing, and hope to empower Indigenous communities near and far. It is my hope that this film will drive public awareness that will serve as a catalyst for conversation, cultural reclamation and ultimately, systemic change.”
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