Fire and Ice, Native American Film Series, Augsburg College, Minneapolis


Native American Film Series screening of Fire and Ice, February 10, 2015

Join us for this special screening and discussion with our host Dr. Cecilia Martinez, Director of Research Programs for The Center for Earth, Energy, and Democracy.

Augsburg College
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with filmmakers follows

From the acclaimed series Standing on Sacred Ground, Fire and Ice explores the way Indigenous communities from as far apart as the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia to the Andes of Peru protect their sacred lands from development, competing religions and climate change.

Fire and Ice explores two mountain cultures fighting to protect their cultural and ecological heritage with the help of modern science. In the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia, spiritual traditions that long protected trees, meadows and mountains are under attack by evangelical Christians. During a New Years bridal ceremony, tensions erupt into a riot. In the Peruvian Andes, Q’eros potato farmers face an invisible foe: global warming that is melting the glaciers, their only water source. They still make their annual pilgrimage to pray for abundance, and they are also building the Parque de la Papa (Potato Park), a community research farm to adapt indigenous agriculture to the changing climate. Stunning landscapes and vivid ritual scenes offer rare insight into little-seen, oft-misunderstood cultures. Narrated by Graham Greene (Oneida), with storytelling by Q’orianka Kilcher.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Augsburg College
American Indian Studies Department
Environmental Studies Program
Institute for Global Studies, University of Minnesota
Center for Earth, Energy, and Democracy

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February 10, 2015 at 6:15pm
Augsburg College, Music Hall, Sateren Auditorium
715 22nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
United States
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