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Standing on Sacred Ground - Eight Cultures - One Fight (4)


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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 228 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2013
Available in French: No

Indigenous communities around the world and in the U.S. resist threats to their sacred places--the original protected lands--in a growing movement to defend human rights and restore the environment.
 
In this four-part documentary series from the producer or In The Light of Reverence, native people share ecological wisdom and spiritual reverence while battling a utilitarian view of land in the form of government megaprojects, consumer culture, and resource extraction as well as competing religions and climate change.
 
Narrated by Graham Greene, with the voices of Tantoo Cardinal and Q'orianka Kilcher, the 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.
 
"An extraordinary film series highlighting the struggles, losses, and strengths of indigenous peoples working today to protect their sacred places in an industrialized world. Through beautifully filmed case studies where indigenous leaders speak for themselves, this series illustrates how history, law, science, and religion converge in the indigenous world and how critical these struggles are for the well-being of the planet as a whole."
- Dr. Melissa K. Nelson, (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), Associate Professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University, President of The Cultural Conservancy, Author of Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future
 

Awards:  
WINNER - Best Doc Feature - American Indian Film Festival - 2013


Links:
standingonsacredground.org/
 

Related Documents:
Standing on Sacred Ground Study Guide

Series Titles Clip Producer
Standing on Sacred Ground - Ep 1 - Pilgrims and Tourists (1/4) Bullfrog Films
Standing on Sacred Ground - Ep 2 - Profit and Loss (2/4) Bullfrog Films
Standing on Sacred Ground - Ep 3 - Fire and Ice (3/4) Bullfrog Films
Standing on Sacred Ground - Ep 4 - Islands of Sanctuary (4/4) Bullfrog Films

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