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Synopsis

Amá is the Navajo word for Mother. This powerful and shocking documentary from Lorna Tucker exposes the forced sterilisation of thousands of Native American women by the USA Government. Made alongside a group of incredible Native producers, consultants and the survivors themselves, Tucker travels across some of the loneliest parts of the USA meeting the brave survivors, doctors, politicians and whistle-blowers who have brought to light this horrifying scandal. Uncovering the grotesque abuses of power in modern American history.
The film’s release has encouraged women to come forward to share their stories of being subjected to the violence of forced sterilisation suggesting that this abuse continues to persist in the USA and around the world, posing the question: when will this suffering end?

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
73 mins
Director
Lorna Tucker
Producer
Colin Firth, Ged Doherty, Lorna Tucker, Nuala O’Leary
Co-Producer
Andrea Vecchiato
Executive Producer
Charon Asetoyer, Ian Astbury, Claudia Bluemhuber, Livia Firth, Gordon Roddick, Peter Tyson
Editor
Claire Ferguson, Sergio Mosteiro
Screenwriter
Lorna Tucker
Director of Photography
Andrea Vecchiato
Music
Peter Hellicar, Jarrod Royles-Atkins

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Last updated 21st March 2019

Production Company

Raindog Films
Ged Doherty
18 Broadwick Street
London
W1F 8HS
+44 (0)7899 665555
ged@raindogfilms.com

Sales
Company

Dartmouth Films
Matt Hird
Somerset House
Strand
London
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+44 (0)20 7845 5857
matt@dartmouthfilms.com
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