STANDING ON SACRED GROUND: PILGRIMS AND TOURISTS IN THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN
(c) Christopher McLeod
STANDING ON SACRED GROUND: PILGRIMS AND TOURISTS IN THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN (USA / Russia, 2013, 57 min.)
Special Sneak Preview 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 medicine rock, as elders protest US government plans to enlarge one of the West’s biggest dams and forever submerge this touchstone of a tribe. Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), Oren Lyons (Onondaga), Satish Kumar and Barry Lopez provide insights on a growing global indigenous movement for human rights and environmental protection. Film One of the Standing on Sacred Ground series, narrated by Graham Greene, with storyteller Tantoo Cardinal. Directed and produced by Christopher (Toby) McLeod.
Discussion with filmmaker Toby McLeod.
See another film in this series, STANDING ON SACRED GROUND: PROFIT AND LOSS on 3/24
Screening is fully booked. Stand-bys will be admitted as space allows. FREE.