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Without a Whisper

Before the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls in 1848, European colonial women lacked even the most basic rights, while Haudenosaunee women had a potent political and spiritual voice and authority in all aspects of their lives. The contact that the early suffragists had with Haudenosaunee women in New York state shaped their thinking and had a vital impact on their struggle for equality that is taken for granted today. The film follows Mohawk Bear Clan Mother Louise Herne and Professor Sally Roesch Wagner as they seek to correct the historical narrative about the origins of women’s rights in the United States.

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Main credits

Fox, Katsitsionni (film director)
Fox, Katsitsionni (film producer)
Esson, Katja (film producer)

Other credits

Edited by Anima Megalli; cinematography, Marie-Cécile Dietlin; music coordination and composition, Robby Baier.

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Distributor subjects

Activism, Feminism, Human Rights, Native American, Women's Movement


Indigenous culture, women's rights, political movement; "Without a Whisper"; Women Make Movies