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 The 2022 Rigoberta Menchú Grand Prize; Best Feature, American Documentary & Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) 2022; Best Documentary Feature, Red Nation International Film Festival; Best Feature, American Indian Film Festival; Best Director/Inspiration Award, Fist Up Film Festival; Best Cinematography, Tacoma Film Festival; Best Environmental Film, Arizona International Film Festival.
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.
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.
BRINGS TO LIGHT THE GENERATIONS-LONG WORLDWIDE EXPLOITATION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND THEIR LANDS
EXPOSES A RANGE OF CORPORATE ABUSES AND INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE.