Poster for Bounty

Bounty

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Run Time: 60 min.

Please join us at The Gem for the world premiere of Upstander Project’s film Bounty on Wednesday, Nov. 10th, at 7pm. The film is followed by a conversation with Penobscot Nation Tribal Ambassador Maulian Dana, film participant Dawn Neptune Adams (Penobscot), and filmmaker and Upstander Project director Adam Mazo. You are welcome to join us to watch it on the big screen or you can watch it at home. We encourage you to register and make a donation regardless of where you watch it. This film is presented by Upstander Project, Portland Press Herald, and Maine Historical Society. Find out more about Bounty here.

“We are citizens of the Penobscot Nation. For this film “Bounty”, we bring our families to Boston to read our ancestors’ death warrant. This abhorrent proclamation, made in 1755 by the colonial government, paid settlers handsomely to murder Penobscot people. It declared our people enemies and offered different prices for the scalps of children, women, and men. Bounty proclamations like this, some even paid in stolen land, persisted for more than two centuries across what is now the United States.

The memory of being hunted is in our blood. We know this to be true, and the science now affirms that trauma can be passed down from generation to generation. In Bounty we take control of this process by inviting our children into the colonizer’s hall of injustice, to read their hateful words and tell the truth about what was done to our ancestors. We exercise our power by sharing the horrors of this hard history as an act of resistance, remembrance, and a step toward justice.”

FILMMAKING TEAM

Bounty co-directors from top row left: Dawn Neptune Adams, Ben Pender-Cudlip, Maulian Dana, Tracy Rector, and Adam Mazo

Bounty co-directors from top row left: Dawn Neptune Adams, Ben Pender-Cudlip, Maulian Dana, Tracy Rector, and Adam Mazo

Penobscot Families: Dawn Neptune Adams, Carmella Bear, Layla Bear, Maulian Dana, Shiwa Noh, Charlie Shay, Tim Shay, Woli Williams

Filmmakers: Dawn Neptune Adams (Penobscot), Maulian Dana (Penobscot), Adam Mazo, Ben Pender-Cudlip, Tracy Rector (Multicultural)

Producers: Adam Mazo, Tracy Rector, Ben Pender-Cudlip

Learning Director: Mishy Lesser, Ed.D.

Historical Consultant: Rebecca Sockbeson, Ph.D. (Penobscot)