Amá is a feature length documentary which tells an important and untold story: the abuses committed against Native American women by the United States Government during the 1960’s and 70’s.
Native American women were systematically removed from their families and sent to boarding schools, forced into relocation away from their traditional lands and involuntary sterilisation. The result of nine years painstaking and sensitive work by filmmaker Lorna Tucker, Amá features the testimony of many Native Americans, including three remarkable women who tell their stories - Jean Whitehorse, Yvonne Swan and Charon Aseytoyer - as well as a revealing and rare interview with Dr. Reimart Ravenholt whose population control ideas were the framework for some of the government policies directed at Native American women.
'Full marks, for bringing this shocking story to the fore.' - The Guardian
'This film shines a light on a devastating human rights issue. Every American should see this documentary.' - Amnesty USA
'One of the most important films of 2019.' - Female First