Free screening and post-film conversation of “BEING THUNDER” in partnership with the Tomaquag Museum
ABOUT THE FILM, “BEING THUNDER”: French filmmaker Stephanie Lamorre quietly documents Sherenté Mishitashin Harris’s life and family interactions over the course of several years. Sherenté’s energy is focused on participating in traditional dance competitions with other New England tribes, but not everyone is supportive of Sherenté’s inclusion in the “girls” category. They endure judges’ biases and discrimination for not adhering to so-called traditional gender roles. From taking on prejudiced judges to tackling college applications, Sherenté shines through as a role model for youth worldwide to go against the grain and live as their authentic selves with tenacity and grace. Lamorré’s stunning observational documentary is a rare example of a three-dimensional, Indigenous LGBTQ+ story, demonstrating the need for far more on-screen representation. Being Thunder is a meditative, unobtrusive documentary about a courageous Indigenous teenager who unapologetically strives for greatness against all types of resistance.
Following the film, there will be a conversation with Chloe Gardiner of the Tomaquag Museum (Moderator), Sherenté Mishitashin Harris (Film Protagonist) and Angelo Baca (Filmmaker, Educator, and HPSS Faculty at RISD).
For more information, please visit: https://newportfilm.com/films/being-thunder/
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