Film Series – Standing on Sacred Ground – Profit and Loss, Tempe, Arizona


Desert Palm United Church of Christ presents Standing on Sacred Ground: Profit and Loss

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 5:30pm
Desert Palm UCC, Tempe, Arizona
FREE and open to the public

Indigenous People’s Day

The United Church of Christ is part of a growing movement to rename Columbus Day, “Indigenous People’s Day.”  This name change reflects the evolving realization that Europeans historically said to have “discovered” the Americas were actually agents of colonialization and genocide whose devastating invasions and exploitative practices helped pave the way for the current ecological catastrophe unfolding all around us.  In a spirit of solidarity with oppressed Indigenous peoples throughout the world, Desert Palm UCC and the national UCC are committed to truth-telling, restoration and the ongoing struggle for justice.

In our support of Indigenous People, we will be screening the award winning four part series, Standing On Sacred Ground, touching on the plight of Indigenous peoples around the globe.

Profit and Loss

From Papua New Guinea to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, native people fight the loss of land, water and health to mining and oil industries.

From New Guinean rainforests to Canada’s tar sands, Profit and Loss exposes industrial threats to native peoples’ health, livelihood and cultural survival. In Papua New Guinea, a nickel mine that violently relocated villagers to taboo land is building a new pipeline and refinery, and dumping mining waste into the sea. In Alberta, First Nations people suffer from rare cancers as their traditional hunting grounds are strip-mined to unearth the world’s third-largest oil reserve. Rare verité scenes of tribal life and intimate interviews allow indigenous people to tell their own stories—and confront us with the ethical consequences of our culture of consumption. Narrated by Graham Greene (Oneida).

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October 02, 2016 at 5:30pm
Desert Palm UCC
1230 E Guadalupe Rd
Tempe, AZ 85283
United States
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