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.
“Fighting for water rights and fighting for hunting rights, and maintaining our food ways is our own battle to fight for our human rights. “ - Nephi Craig, Gather
Join us for a digital film festival screening + live Q&A. Watch the film at your own pace, or join us for a shared viewing experience.
Saturday, June 20
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 – Join us for a live Q&A with filmmaker Sanjay Rawal, HRW’s Acting Women’s Rights Co-Director Amanda Klasing, Director of Programs – Native Agriculture and Food Systems for First Nations Development Institute A-dae Briones, and film participant Elsie DuBray. Register here
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