Standing on Sacred Ground FREE Online Film Festival for Earth Day!

By: Lisa | April 20 2020

Standing on Sacred Ground FREE Online Film Festival for Earth Day!
As we all shelter in place, many are searching for meaningful online content, in addition to cute cat videos. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Sacred Land Film Project decided to stream all four Standing on Sacred Ground films online for free. Watch the film trailer here.
Starting today, Friday, April 17, each episode will stream free for one week. 
At the end of each week, Sacred Land Film Project Director Toby McLeod will host an online discussion with an indigenous leader featured in the film. 
The first episode, Pilgrims and Tourists, is about the northern California Winnemem Wintu tribe and Russia's Altai Republic. Winnemem Chief Caleen Sisk will be the first guest on Thursday, April 23 at noon PT. You will have the opportunity to ask questions by chat. 
Here's the schedule for each free weekly viewing:


Pilgrims and Tourists
Free streaming: Friday, April 17, noon PT/3 pm ET to Thursday, April 23
Discussion: Winnemem Chief Caleen Sisk on Thursday,
April 23 at noon PT/3 pm ET
Sign up for the discussion here.
Sample scenes: Winnemem and Altai
Profit and Loss
Free streaming: Friday, April 24 noon PT/3 pm ET to Thursday, April 30 
Discussion: Tar sands activist Clayton Thomas-Muller
(invited), Thursday, April 30 at noon PT/3pm ET
Sign up for the discussion here.
Sample scenes: Papua New Guinea and Alberta Tar Sands
Fire and Ice
Free streaming: Friday, May 1, noon PT/3 pm ET to Thursday, May 7 
Discussion: Gamo elder Wolde Tadesse from Ethiopia, Thursday May 7 noon PT/3 pm ET
Sign up for the discussion here.
Sample scenes: Ethiopia and Peru
Islands of Sanctuary
Free streaming: Friday, May 8, noon PT/3 pm ET to Sunday May 17
Discussion: Native Hawaiians Emmett Aluli and Davianna McGregor, Friday, May 15 at noon PT/3 pm ET (Hawai'i 9 am)
Sign up for the discussion here.
Sample scenes: Australia and Hawai'i
We hope you enjoy seeing the films. We encourage you to share this with friends who might enjoy seeing the films, especially during this special free streaming event. And we look forward to your participation in the discussions. We hope it will be a nice diversion from all those cat videos and the challenges we are all facing every day.

Donating to the Sacred Land Film Project

Partial funding for Standing on Sacred Ground has been provided by
Pacific Islanders in Communication and Vision Maker Media.  
These films are supported by a grant from the
Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund. 
Sacred Land Film Project is a project of Earth Island Institute. 

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