The protests at Standing Rock are a clarion call in the ongoing struggle for native rights and environmental justice all over the world. Acclaimed filmmaker, Fidel Moreno, brings to life the experience of living at the camp. We will hear stories from elders and protestors, bringing insight to the history of treaty rights in the United States as well as the personal journeys of the water protectors, native and non-native. Following the screen will be a Q&A with filmmaker and group participation in a water ceremony.
6:30pm: Potluck (bring food to share!)
7:15pm: Film screening
Fidel Moreno identifies as Huichol, Chichimeca and Mexican American. He is an Oscar nominee in the Best Short Documentary category as co-producer and co-director of “Wiping the Tears of 7 Generations,” and a three-time Telly Award winner for “The Peyote Road” and “500 Nations.” Raised in both old Mexico and the Midwest area of the United States, Moreno’s work in documentary film and video since 1983 has focused on the struggle and dialogues of indigenous people and communities in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central America. He has worked directly with many communities, aboriginal leaders, chiefs and elders in documenting environmental actions and issues, human rights violations and crisis relief services. Moreno is an activist passionate about working with youth and children through cultural literacy skill building, emotional development and purposeful life navigation.
Workshop Price: $10-30 sliding scale (proceeds go toward completion of the film project and the Standing Rock protestors)