Sacred Land News
SLFP congratulates youth filmmakers from the Swinomish Tribe for the national debut of the documentary film March Point on PBS November 18, 2008. Cody Cayou, Nick Clark, and Travis Tom worked with the Native Lens program to document the impact of oil refineries on their ancestral land in Washington state. Tribal members continue to fish and clam, but worry that their once-healthy diet is now full of toxins. Making the film is a journey for the teenagers, who learn from their tribe’s elders, interview their Congressional representatives in Washington DC, and face their own personal struggles. March Point is an inspiring piece of environmental journalism and of youth self-expression.
Check for future TV broadcasts at PBS’s Independent Lens site, or organize a screening with your local community group.
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