2020 | USA | 74 min | Documentary
Director: Sanjay Rawal
Producers: Tanya Mellier, Sterlin Harjo
Editor: Alexander Meillier
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
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