Press & Awards
Interview on DEMOCRACY NOW, April 22, 2022
Powerlands Teach in with Preshona Ambri, D.C. Environmental Justice Coalition
Discussion at Clapton Football Club, London
Audience Response in Manchester
Post screening discussion at One Earth Film Festival
Interview after Winning BEST US FEATURE AWARD at American Documentary and Animation Festival (AMDOCS)
Post-Screening Discussion at Patois New Orleans Film Festival
Powerlands Post-Screening Discussion at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Discussion at The World Transformed Festival, Liverpool, UK
Discussion at Chicago Socialism 2022
Storytelling and Indigenous Climate Justice Post Screening Discussion
Interview at Sedona International Film Festival 2022
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.
POWERLANDS ASKS THOSE OF US WHO AREN’T AT THE IMMEDIATE SHARP END TO SEE, AND TO CONNECT.
Finds the dance in the struggle and articulates, powerfully, how that dance is the struggle.
A powerful and connective experience.
Listen to the full story at Making Contact Radio
A struggle every community can relate to.
Read the full article at The Eastern Door
Resistance to corporate exploitation brings everyone into this global struggle.
Read the full article at One Earth
Depicts vocal protests and collectivist planning in the face of literal and cultural violence.
Read the interview at Climate Classes
Read the article at the Daily Collegian
For Tso, the seven-year project was personal.
Read the interview at Jack Central
Clear analysis of colonial dynamics spanning continents and centuries.
Inspirational and powerful.
Resists the idea that there are simple solutions.
EXPOSES A RANGE OF CORPORATE ABUSES AND INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE.
BRINGS TO LIGHT THE GENERATIONS-LONG WORLDWIDE EXPLOITATION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND THEIR LANDS
Winner, Rigoberta Menchú Grand Prize, Montreal First Peoples’ Festival / Présence Autochtone.