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Standing on Sacred Ground: Pilgrims and Tourists
First of four-part film series about indigenous people standing up for sacred lands
Indigenous communities around the world and in the U.S. are resisting threats to their sacred places—the original protected lands—in a growing movement to defend human rights and restore the environment.
Standing on Sacred Ground is a four-part documentary series where native people share ecological wisdom and spiritual reverence while battling government megaprojects, consumer culture, and resource extraction as well as competing religions and climate change.
This series exposes threats to native peoples’ health, livelihood, and cultural survival in eight communities around the world.
Rare verité scenes of tribal life allow indigenous people to tell their own stories—and confront us with the ethical consequences of our culture of consumption.
Pilgrims and Tourists: Around the world, indigenous communities stand in the way of government megaprojects. In the Russian Republic of Altai, traditional native people create their own mountain parks to rein in tourism and resist a gas pipeline that would cut through a World Heritage Site. In northern California, Winnemem Wintu girls grind herbs on a sacred medicine rock, as elders protest U.S. government plans to enlarge one of the West’s biggest dams and forever submerge this touchstone of a tribe.
Further screenings of the Standing on Sacred Ground series are:
May 19, September 8 & November 17
503 B St., Point Reyes Station, CA 94956