Location: 500 First Street, 9th floor convening space
Date: April 8, 2024

Bad River, the powerful new documentary film written and directed by award-winning filmmaker, Mary Mazzio (I Am Jane DoeA Most Beautiful Thing) and narrated by Indigenous activist and model Quannah ChasingHorse along with award-winning actor Edward Norton (Primal Fear, American History X, Birdman), chronicles the Wisconsin-based Bad River Band and its ongoing fight for sovereignty.

This inspiring project brings us through an epic sweep of history into the present, with a David vs. Goliath battle to save Lake Superior, the largest freshwater resource in America. The story unfolds in a groundbreaking way through a series of shocking revelations, devastating losses, and a powerful legacy of defiance and resilience. As Eldred Corbine, a Bad River Tribal Elder declares: “We gotta protect it…die for it, if we have to.”

We are honored to screen this film as part of our Storytelling for Social Change series and as a lead up to HRI’s annual Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights on April 9th on Protecting Environmental Defenders in an Age of Climate Emergency. Join us for dinner, a film, and a talkback with director, filmmaker, and Georgetown Law alumni Mary Mazzio.