Warrior Lawyers: Defenders of Sacred Justice

Warrior Lawyers: Defenders of Sacred Justice

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    • Directed by: Audrey Geyer
    • Released: 2022 (educational)
    • Year of Production: 2020
Running Time: 60 min
Language: English
Subtitle Options: English Closed Captions
Subjects: Indigenous Studies, Race Power and Privilege

WARRIOR LAWYERS is an inspiring and compelling one hour documentary that invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models. It focuses on the under reported themes of Nation Re-Building, Tribal Justice and Cultural Revitalization. Through the personal and professional stories of American Indian Attorneys, Tribal Judges and their colleagues, the program provides an overview of the major historical, governmental, legal, judicial and intertwining social issues shaping many Federally Recognized Nations today.

Through the exploration of these over arching and foundational Native American issues, the documentary also reveals how traditional Indigenous values and cultural practices can be effectively utilized to face contemporary tribal challenges as well as promote healing and Sacred Justice in many facets of mainstream society at the county, state and federal levels.

"Through this depiction, the documentary offers an informative and engaging exploration of the ways in which tribal governments provide benevolent and restorative forms of legal redress for community members, and it opens room for discussion of how the general U.S. legal system can be reformed along these lines. Extremely thought-provoking and empathetic, Warrior Lawyers is thus highly recommended for media librarians seeking to add documentaries on legal issues and Native American tribal practices." - Video Librarian Review
About the filmmaker 

Audrey Geyer has been an independent documentary producer/director for over 20 years. She is the Founder, and Executive Producer/Director of Visions, a non-profit 501(c)3 video production organization, located in Metro Detroit. Visions focuses on the production of social affairs documentaries that tell the stories of individuals and communities underrepresented in the media. We aim to shine a light on those who are most misunderstood, vulnerable and invisible in American society. Many of Visions documentaries have aired nationally on PBS, been distributed to the educational/home video markets and disseminated through wide sweeping community engagement campaigns. 'Warrior Lawyers' is Visions second Native American documentary. The first was 'Our Fires Still Burn' released in 2013.

She graduated with a BA in Film/Video Studies from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and has a Masters degree in Social Work from NYU.

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