3 STEPS FOR ENDING VIOLENCE
AGAINST MISSING & MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN
STEP 1 | THE FILM
Fire in the Belly Productions will talk to Native families across the US/Alaska about their missing sisters, mothers, daughters, granddaughters, nieces and cousins.
Examine the early history of violence against Native women leading up to the devastating 1978 Supreme Court Oliphant ruling that stripped Tribal Nations from the right to prosecute non-natives who commit crimes on their reservations.
Follow the resilient Native women who are fighting for justice for their stolen sisters: the prayer warriors, marchers, families, and policymakers.
STEP 2 | THE SOCIAL IMPACT CAMPAIGN
Fire in the Belly Productions will partner with companies like Picture Motion, that specialize in social impact strategies using the power of film to accelerate change.
Social impact campaigns raise awareness, educate and motivate audiences to think critically and to be actively engaged citizens. These campaigns propel the audience to answer the question, “What can I do?”
STEP 3 | THE LOBBYING CAMPAIGN
Lobbying is a hallmark of democracy that can effect social change. It’s sole purpose is to influence action from lawmakers in order to enact legislation; thus representing the voices of the many, including minority groups.
Fire in the Belly Productions will lobby for furthering the provisions passed in the 2013 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and to restore the rights of Tribal governments to prosecute non-Indians who commit crimes on the reservations.