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Standing on Sacred Ground: Fire and Ice, presented by Black Mountain Circle and The Sacred Land Film Project
September 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
With Filmmaker Toby McLeod and Corrina Gould 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. TOBY MCLEOD has been Project Director of Earth Island Institute’s Sacred Land Film Project since 1984. In 2013, he completed the four-part series Standing on Sacred Ground, which premiered on public television in April 2015. Previously, Toby produced and directed In the Light of Reverence (2001) and made three other award-winning, documentary films that were broadcast on national television: The Four Corners: A National Sacrifice Area? (1983), Downwind/Downstream (1988), and NOVA: Poison in the Rockies (1990). Toby has a master’s degree in journalism from U.C. Berkeley and a B.A. in American History from Yale. He is a journalist who works in film, video, print and still photography. CORRINA GOULD is the spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone. Corrina was born and raised in Oakland, CA, the territory of Huichuin. She is an activist who has worked on preserving and protecting the ancient burial sites of her ancestors in the Bay Area for decades. She is the co-founder and a Lead Organizer for Indian People Organizing for Change, a small Native run grassroots organization, and co-founder of the Sogorea Te Land Trust, an urban Indigenous women’s community organization working to return land to Indigenous stewardship in San Francisco’s East Bay. Further screenings of the Standing on Sacred Ground series are: November 16 Cancellations: No refunds for cancellations made 7 days or less before the event date. Prior to 7 days before an event, there is a $10 processing fee per ticket for cancellations.