VisionLA Fest '15 Climate Action Arts Festival, Pasadena, Dec 7


VisionLAFest Film Series presents Standing on Sacred Ground: Fire and Ice

Monday, December 7, 7:30pm
Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California
FREE and open to the public
Special guest attendance: Director Christopher McLeod

Fire and Ice

In Part 1 of the 4-part documentary series Standing on Sacred Ground: from Ethiopia to Peru, indigenous customs protect biodiversity on sacred lands under pressure from religious conflicts and climate change. In the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia, scientists confirm the benefits of traditional stewardship even as elders witness the decline of spiritual practices that have long protected trees, meadows and mountains. Tensions with evangelical Christians over a sacred meadow erupt into a riot. In the Peruvian Andes, the Qeros, on a pilgrimage to a revered glacier, are driven from their ritual site by intolerant Catholics. Qeros potato farmers face a more ominous foe: global warming is melting glaciers, their water source. Andes farmers, scientists and visiting Ethiopians struggle to adapt indigenous agriculture to the changing climate.

December 07, 2015 at 7:30pm
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
United States
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