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“Powerlands”: Young Diné Filmmaker on Indigenous Resistance to Resource Colonization Worldwide

Democracy Now! continues our Earth Day particular by how Indigenous peoples shield the Earth. We observe the journey of Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso, an award-winning queer Navajo filmmaker whose new movie “Powerlands” reveals how firms like Peabody, the world’s largest personal coal firm, have devastated her homeland. She additionally connects with Indigenous communities in Colombia, the Philippines, Mexico, and Standing Rock, going through the identical wrestle. “The most important thing about the film is that it’s for Indigenous people, by Indigenous people … and it’s about showing this global scale,” says Manybeads Tso in an prolonged interview that options clips from her travels to a number of continents. “Powerlands” not too long ago received the award for Best Feature on the 2022 American Documentary and Animation Film Festival.

 

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