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Standing on Sacred Ground (3-Film Series)

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In this 3-film Standing on Sacred Ground series, indigenous people around the world stand up for their traditional sacred lands in defense of cultural survival, human rights and the environment.

Standing on Sacred Ground: Pilgrims and Tourists (Film 1 of 3): In the Russian Republic of Altai, traditional native people create their own mountain parks, to rein in tourism and resist a gas pipeline that would cut through a World Heritage Site. In northern California, Winnemem Wintu girls grind herbs on a sacred medicine rock, as elders protest U.S. government plans to enlarge one of the West's biggest dams and forever submerge this touchstone of a tribe.

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    57 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States, Altai Republic of Russia
  • Director
    Christopher McLeod
  • Screenwriter
    Jessica Abbe
  • Producer
    Jessica Abbe, Jennifer Huang
  • Cinematographer
    Will Parrinello, Andrew Black
  • Editor
    Quinn Costello
  • Composer
    John Herbst