VisionLA Fest '15 Climate Action Arts Festival, Pasadena, Dec 5


VisionLAFest Film Series presents Islands of Sanctuary and Profit and Loss

Friday, December 5, 7pm
Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California
FREE and open to the public
Special guest attendance: Director Christopher McLeod

Islands of Sanctuary
From documentary series Standing on Sacred Ground: Native Hawaiians and Aboriginal Australians resist threats to their sacred places in a growing international movement to defend human rights and protect the environment. In Australia's Northern Territory, Aboriginal clans maintain Indigenous Protected Areas and resist the destructive effects of a mining boom. In Hawaii, indigenous ecological and spiritual practices are used to restore the sacred island of Kaho'olawe after 50 years of military use as a bombing range. Featuring Patrick Dodson (Yawuru), Emmett Aluli and Davianna McGregor (Hawaii) and Barry Lopez.

Profit and Loss
From documentary series Standing on Sacred Ground: From Papua New Guinea to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, native people fight the loss of land, water, health and cultural survival to mining and oil industries.In Papua New Guinea, a Chinese-government owned nickel mine has violently relocated villagers to a taboo sacred mountain, built a new pipeline and refinery on contested clan land, and is 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. Indigenous people tell their own stories and confront us with the ethical consequences of our culture of consumption. Featuring Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), Oren Lyons (Onondaga), Satish Kumar and activist Clayton Thomas-Muller (Cree).

December 05, 2015 at 7pm
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
United States
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