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A young Navajo filmmaker investigates displacement of Indigenous people and devastation of the environment caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born. On this personal and political journey she learns from Indigenous activists across three continents.

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.

IVEY CAMILLE MANYBEADS TSO
Director
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TIM TSAI
Editor
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DANIEL FRENCH
Music
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MELISA CARDONA
Cinematographer
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JORDAN FLAHERTY
producer
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EMILY FAYE RATNER
producer
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EWA JASIEWICZ
producer
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IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO WATCH THIS FILM WITHOUT...SWELLING EMOTION. IN EMPOWERING THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES TO GIVE VOICE TO THEIR EXPERIENCES, THEIR ASPIRATIONS, AND THEIR FIERCE RESOLVE, THE FILM ITSELF IS A POWERHOUSE EXPERIENCE.
Broadway World
POWERLANDS HIGHLIGHTS THE DISPLACEMENT OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND THE DEVASTATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT BY ENERGY COMPANIES THAT EXPLOIT THE LAND TO THE DETRIMENT OF THE NATIVE PEOPLE ON THEM.
Navajo-Hopi Observer
BRINGS TO LIGHT THE GENERATIONS-LONG WORLDWIDE EXPLOITATION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND THEIR LANDS
Lake County Record-Bee
EXPOSES A RANGE OF CORPORATE ABUSES AND INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE.
Lake County News