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Earth Island Institute and Sacred Land Film Project
invite you to attend:

Standing on Sacred Ground

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What: The premiere of Sacred Land Film Project’s new four-part documentary film series profiling indigenous communities and their sacred sites around the world Standing on Sacred Ground

When: Tuesday, October 15 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, California

Join us at the Brower Center’s Goldman Theater for screenings of all four films in the Standing on Sacred Ground series throughout the day.

Afternoon Film Programs:

Program 1
12:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Pilgrims and Tourists & Profit and Loss

Program 2
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fire and Ice & Islands of Sanctuary

Tickets: for the film screenings in the afternoon are: $10 for each program/$5 students.


Please join us for a very special evening reception in the Hazel Wolf Gallery and screenings of two of the four films in the Goldman Theater

Evening  Reception and 2 Film Program:
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Profit and Loss & Islands of Sanctuary

Tickets: for the Special Evening Reception and 2 Film Program are $100


Evening film program (after the reception)
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Profit and Loss & Islands of Sanctuary

Tickets: for the Evening 2 Film Program are $25.

There will be a Q&A after each Film Program and at the special evening reception you can meet Sacred Land Film Project founder and Standing on Sacred Ground director, Toby McLeod, and our very special honored guests:

  • Caleen Sisk, chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe of Northern California
  • Danil Mamyev, founder of Uch Enmek Nature Park in the Altai Republic of Russia,
  • Onondaga Chief Oren Lyons
  • Native Hawai‘ians Emmet Aluili and Davianna McGregor
  • Actress Tantoo Cardinal
  • Actress and EII BYA winner Q’orianka Kilcher
  • Author Barry Lopez


David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way (at Oxford)
Berkeley, California (map)

For information about the films and to see a trailer visit: standingonsacredground.org

About the Films

Episode 1: Pilgrims and Tourists

Indigenous shamans of the Altai Republic, Russia (southern Siberia) and a Northern California  tribe find common ground resisting government megaprojects.

Episode 2: Profit and Loss

From Papua New Guinea to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, native people fight the loss of land, water and health to mining and oil industries.

Episode 3: Fire and Ice

From the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia to the Andes of Peru, indigenous communities protect  their sacred lands from development, competing religions, and climate change.

Episode 4: Islands of Sanctuary

Aboriginal Australians and Native Hawai‘ians reclaim land and resist the erosion of culture and the environment.

Additional opportunities to see Standing on Sacred Ground:

Where: At the Roxie Theater, Co-presented with the San Francisco Green Film Festival, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco
When: Wednesday and Thursday, October 16 and 17 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $15 from the Roxie Theater

With a Q&A after the films


Where: At the Bioneers conference, Marin Center, San Rafael
When: Saturday, October 19 at 9 p.m.
What: Film: Islands of Sanctuary
Tickets: bioneers.org

About Sacred Land Film Project

Sacred Land Film Project produces a variety of media and educational materials – films,  videos, DVDs, articles, photographs, school curricula materials and Web site content – to deepen public understanding of sacred places, indigenous cultures and environmental justice.

About Earth Island Institute

Earth Island Institue globe logoEarth Island Institute grows environmental leadership through education and activism.  Our projects, publications, and initiatives support the biological and cultural diversity that sustain the environment. Earth Island was founded by environmental visionary, David Brower [1912-2000], in 1982. Today, we are the organizational home to a diverse network of more than 60 issue-focused environmental education and advocacy projects.

Earth Island Institute
at the David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Suite 460
Berkeley, CA 94704-1375 USA
Phone: (510) 859-9100 / Fax: (510) 859-9091

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