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Friday, January 17 • 7:00pm - 9:15pm
In the Land of My Ancestors | Eating Up Easter

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Friday Evening, GV Elks Lodge

In the Land of My Ancestors
Rucha Chitnis | 2018 | 9 min
Beloved Ohlone elder, Ann Marie Sayers, has devoted her life to preserve the stories and culture of her indigenous ancestors. In the Land of My Ancestors shines light on the perilous impact of colonization and settler colonialism on Ohlone people in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sayers created a refuge for many indigenous peoples in her ancestral land called the Indian Canyon to reclaim their culture, spirituality, and indigeneity. This film celebrates Sayers' resiliency and living legacy, and is produced by South Asian photojournalist, Rucha Chitnis.

Eating Up Easter
Sergio M. Rapu, Elena Rapu | 2018 | 76 min
Native Rapanui (Easter Island) filmmaker Sergio Mata'u Rapu narrates to his son about the modern dilemma of their people, who risk losing everything to the globalizing effects of tourism. Eating Up Easter follows four islanders, descendants of the ancient statue builders, who are working to tackle the consequences of their rapidly developing home. Mama Piru leads recycling efforts to reduce trash, Mahani and Enrique use music to reunite their divided community, and Sergio tries to understand the motivations of his father who embraces the advantages of building new businesses.

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Kanyon "Coyote Woman" Sayers-Roods

Featured, In the Land of My Ancestors
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Tod Hardin

Head of Film Development for Plastic Oceans, Eating Up Easter

Friday January 17, 2020 7:00pm - 9:15pm PST
Grass Valley Elks Lodge