Screening of TRIBAL JUSTICE at Mendocino Film Festival
MENDOCINO-- Documentary Film TRIBAL JUSTICE will screen at the Mendocino Film Festival, followed by a Q+A with Director Anne Makepeace and Yurok Chief Judge Abby Abinanti
“Tribal legal systems hold up an example to the nation about the possibilities of alternative dispute resolution.” -Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
Two judges, two tribes, one goal: restoring justice.
TRIBAL JUSTICE explores the efforts of tribal courts to create alternative systems of justice. In California, two formidable women lead the way: Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge of the Yurok Tribe on the north coast, and Claudette White, Chief Judge of the Quechan Tribe in the southern desert, are creating innovative systems that focus on rehabilitating rather than punishing offenders in order to keep tribal members out of prison, prevent children from being taken from their communities, and stop the school-to-prison pipeline that plagues their young people.
By addressing the root causes of crime, they are providing models of restorative justice that are working, and mainstream courts around the country are taking notice.
Saturday, June 3 at 12:30pm
Location: Matheson Performing Arts Center, Mendocino High School
45096 Cahto Street, Mendocino (corner of Ford & Cahto)
A classic “little theater,” the Performing Arts Center provides an intimate experience for actors and audience.
Click here for event page with trailer and tickets.
Advance Price: $11
At the Door Price: $12
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