May 10

Film Screening: Gather

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Online
Film Screening: Gather
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Screening and Talk with Director Sanjay Rawal, Hosted by SMC Film Professor Sheila Laffey

A portrait of the growing movement among Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty, the film follows:

  • Nephi Craig, a chef from the White Mountain Apache Nation (Arizona), opening an indigenous café as a nutritional recovery clinic
  • Elsie Dubray, a scientist from the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation (South Dakota), conducting landmark studies on bison
  • Ancestral Guard, a group of environmental activists from the Yurok Nation (Northern California), working to save the Klamath river.

Director Sanjay Rawal spent 15 years working on human rights campaigns globally. His first feature, Food Chains (2014), won numerous awards. He has also explored nontraditional filmmaking, applying narrative cinematic technique as he directed a sweeping expedition film — 3100: Run And Become — released theatrically in the U.S. in 2018.  Sponsored by SMC Global Citizenship.

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Green Screen Series

Join us for an informative and entertaining series of FREE film screenings and talks hosted by SMC Adjunct Professor Sheila Laffey, Ph.D., Film Studies. Sponsored by SMC Global Citizenship.

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