Promised Land Documentary
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Promised Land debuted in select theaters fall 2016. It won the award for Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking at the 10th Annual LA Skins Fest, and was an official selection for the 41st Annual American Indian Film Festival, Northwest Film Forum's 19th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival, the 12th Annual Ellensburg Film Festival, and the 5th Annual Social Justice Film Festival, among others.
"The film is about federal recognition, yes, but on a deeper level it’s about how to be an Indian in the modern world, how to fight even if you’re an elderly lady or a terminally ill man, how to take joy from the fight because of the friends you make, and most importantly, how to face death bravely and with honor, recognizing it as a transition and not an end. The U.S. will someday crumble into dust and be forgotten like all other empires. But cultures like the Chinook and the Duwamish will endure indefinitely, as long as there are those who love their ancestors and honor them with good work."
- Indian Country Media Today Network
Filmmakers, Vasant and Sarah Salcedo, comprise the filmmaking team Tall Firs Cinema. They made this film with the Chinook Nation and Duwamish Tribe overseeing and getting approval on the work throughout every stage. They began the film in 2013 and are the directors, writers, cinematographers, editor, and producer of the project. Click here for more info about the film.
We are grateful to have the filmmakers as well as some tribe members join us for a post-film discussion.
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