Powerlands screening hosted by Bristol Rising Tide, 7pm Thursday 29th September.
Powerlands is a documentary feature about global, interconnected indigenous resistance to resource colonialism.
Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso, a young Navajo filmmaker, investigates the displacement of Indigenous people and the devastation of the environment caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born. She travels to the La Guajira region in rural Colombia, the Tampakan region of the Philippines, the Tehuantepec Isthmus of Mexico, and the protests at Standing Rock. In each case, she meets Indigenous women leading the struggle against the same corporations that are causing displacement and environmental catastrophe in her own home. Inspired by these women, Ivey Camille brings home the lessons from these struggles to the Navajo Nation.
This film is in seven languages, including several Indigenous languages rarely captured on film: English, Diné, Spanish, Wayuu, Visayan, Blaan, and Zapotec.
Featured on Democracy Now. Winner, Best US Feature, American Documentary & Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) 2022, Best Environmental Film, Arizona International Film Festival 2022. Selected, Firelight Media Documentary Lab. Finalist, Chicken and Egg Project Hatched.