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human rights watch film festival, screening of GATHER

Posted: June 10 2020

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival brings to digital audiences the documentary Gather, this Saturday June 20th! Blurb & description below.

"Gather celebrates the fruits of the indigenous food sovereignty movement, profiling innovative changemakers in Native American tribes across North America reclaiming their identities after centuries of physical and cultural genocide. On the Apache reservation, a chef embarks on a ambitious project to reclaim his tribe’s ancient ingredients; in South Dakota, a gifted Lakota high school student, raised on a buffalo ranch, is using science to prove her tribe’s native wisdom about environmental sustainability; and in Northern California, a group of young men from the Yurok tribe is struggling to rehabilitate its rivers to protect the salmon. Gather beautifully shows how the reclaiming and recovery of ancient foodways provides a form of resistance and survival, collectively bringing back health and self-determination to their people."

6:40 PM EDT – Start watching the film
7:55 PM EDT – 5 min break – get your questions ready and re-fill your beverage!
8:00 PM EDT – Live Q&A with filmmaker Sanjay Rawal, HRW’s Acting Women’s Rights Co-Director Amanda Klasing & special guests. Register here!

Follow @gatherfilm on Instagram to stay tuned on the release.