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Right: Adam Fortunate Eagle’s well documented account of the occupation written with Tim Findley, the San Francisco Chronicle’s investigative reporter during the occupation.  (Oklahoma University Press)

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Some of the award winner at the 2015 Big Water Film Festival in Ashland, Wisconsin. From L to R: Brian Risselada, Holly De Rutter, Grace De Soto Ferry, John Ferry, and Don Scribner.  Photograph by David Siegler.


All black & White photographs © Ilka Hartmann

NEWS FLASH:  CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY  SCREENED TAKING ALCATRAZ JUNE 15, 2017  PLEASE SCROLL BELOW FOR DETAILS.

We are honored that THE CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY screened Taking Alcatraz on Thursday June 15, 2017 in San Francisco.  Following the showing there was a panel discussion with photographer Ilka Hartmann who photographed at Alcatraz, Sacheen Littlefeather one of the occupiers, Alan Harrison who was on the Island as a little boy, Eloy Martinez who was one of the orginal occupiers, Dr. Larry Brilliant who volunteered with medical needs, and Mary Crawly who, at 18, took so many people to the island on borrowed or rented boats, filmmaker John Ferry. The film was well received and the panel discussion was outstanding and informative.  The room overflowed with over 130 in the audiece and some people had to be turned down.

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L-R: John Ferry, Mary Crawley, Eloy Martinez, Ilka Hartmann, Sacheen Littlefeather.  Dr. Larry Brilliant was not availabvle for the photograph.