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‘POWERLANDS’ Movie Screening

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Followed by discussion led by History Professor Avi Chomsky

In POWERLANDS, Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso, a young Navajo filmmaker, investigates the displacement of Indigenous people and the devastation of the environment caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born.

She travels to the La Guajira region in rural Colombia, the Tampakan region of the Philippines, the Tehuantepec Isthmus of Mexico, and the protests at Standing Rock. In each case, she meets Indigenous women leading the struggle against the same corporations that are causing displacement and environmental catastrophe in her own home. Inspired by these women, Ivey Camille brings home the lessons from these struggles to the Navajo Nation.

Featured on Democracy Now. Winner of multiple awards, including Best Feature, American Documentary & Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) 2022. The 2022 Rigoberta Menchú Grand Prize. Best Environmental Film, Arizona International Film Festival.

The screening will take place on November 14 from 11 am-12:30 pm in the MLK Room at the Ellison Campus Center.

Sponsored by Salem State Earth Days, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, the Center for Justice and Liberation, the History Department, the First Year Experience Office and the Geography and Sustainability Department. 

When 12:30pm
Ellison Campus Center, North Campus
1 Meier Drive, Salem, MA 01970
MLK Room
Professor Avi Chomsky

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