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Becky's Wave

Within the city limits of Southampton, New York, sits the United States oldest Indian reservation, The Shinnecock Indian Reservation. The reservation is a 900-acre tract home to 600 Shinnecock of which more than 60% live below the poverty line.Becky's Wave follows Becky Genia, a tribal member of the Shinnecock Nation, as she fights to end violence on the reservation, strives to preserve land, and seeks economic justice from the town of Southampton. Becky hopes, with the help of her founding group, Women Against Violence Everday, to foster dialogue and heal wounds that are centuries old and generations deep.

This film captures Becky's brave struggle and along the way reveals the issues that often stand in the way of change: greed, pride, prejudice, and fear.

  

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts