Standing on Sacred Ground 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.
From New Guinean rainforests to Canada’s tar sands, Profit and Loss exposes industrial threats to native peoples’ health, livelihood and cultural survival. In Papua New Guinea, a nickel mine that violently relocated villagers to taboo land is building a new pipeline and refinery, and dumping mining waste into the sea. In Alberta, First Nations people suffer from rare cancers as their traditional hunting grounds are stripmined to unearth the world’s third-largest oil reserve. Rare verité scenes of tribal life and intimate interviews allow indigenous people to tell their own stories—and confront us with the ethical consequences of our culture of consumption. Narrated by Graham Greene (Oneida).
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The Standing On Sacred Ground series tells eight distinct stories from the viewpoints of diverse indigenous communities — stories that evoke ancient and contemporary spiritual connections to earth, while exploring how the health of our global environment can be sustained through respectful understanding of the sacred lands and traditions of these native peoples.
Medford Film Collaborative is screening all four films:
11/18/2015 – Sacred Lands Film Series I: Pilgrims and Tourists @ Grace Episcopal
12/19/2015 – Sacred Lands Film Series II: Profit and Loss @ Medford Arts Center (Mall Location) sponsored by MACI
01/13/2016 – Sacred Lands Film Series III: Fire and Ice @ Sanctuary UCC
01/27/2016 – Sacred Lands Film Series IV: Islands of Sanctuary @ Medford Arts Center (Mall Location) sponsored by Medford Farmers Marke