The fight for federal recognition of Native American tribes is the subject of a free showing of the documentary Promised Land at 2 pm Saturday, June 2 at the Everett Public Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Avenue in Everett. The filmmakers will be on hand to discuss the film and the issues it raises. Affected tribal members may also speak as well.
Promised Land is a social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest, the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. In following their story, both in our region’s shared heritage and in their modern struggles for federal recognition, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still look at tribal sovereignty.
Promised Land is produced and directed by Vasant and Sarah Salcedo, and sponsored by 4Culture and San Francisco Film Society. It has been chosen for the award for Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking at the 10th Annual LA Skins Fest, and was an official selection for the 41st Annual American Indian Film Festival, Northwest Film Forum's 19th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival, the 12th Annual Ellensburg Film Festival, and the 5th Annual Social Justice Film Festival, among others.
For further information, please call 425-257-7640.