Symposium on Human Rights & the Environment: Standing on Sacred Ground — 3/1 and 3/2



“Standing on Sacred Ground” 

Powell Family Cinema

Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2

Join us for a chance to see and discuss four remarkable new documentaries that tell the story of a growing movement to defend human rights and restore the environment.

Each film will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Christopher (Toby) McLeod, Project Director of Earth Island Institute’s Sacred Land Film Project and Wesleyan parent, and distinguished speakers Donna Augustine, Thunderbird Turtle Woman, Traditional Knowledge Keeper from the Mi’kmaq tribe, Angelo Baca, Hopi/Dine Filmmaker and Visiting Instructor in American Studies at Brown University and Nikolai Tsyrempilov, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies of the Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, currently a member of the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton,  and faculty members Gillian Goslinga, Sarah Croucher, Ruth Johnson, Honor Keeler and Justine Quijada.


Saturday March 1                                                   

1:00 pm – Pilgrims and Tourists (California Altai, Russia)                                                             

 3 pm – Coffee Break                                                                                                

 3:45 pm – Profit and Loss (Alberta, Canada and Papua New Guinea)      

 Sunday March 2

11:00 am – Fire and Ice (Ethiopia and Peru)

1:00 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm Islands of Sanctuary (Hawai’i and Australia)

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.  Attend one film or stay for them all.

Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Center for Film Studies, College of the Environment, Anthropology Department and Department of Religion.

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