Eat Indie Local Partner Event: Gather Virtual Film Screening and Q & A
We invite our Eat Indie Local Partners to join us for this virtual event. Let’s explore how to use film to amplify our local food system and inspire community change. (Tickets are $10 per person; free for Eat Indie Local partners).
On July 14, 2022, American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) and Monadnock International Film Festival (MONIFF) will co-host a virtual screening of GATHER. This documentary traces the Indigenous food sovereignty movement.
GATHER, co-produced by Illumine Film and First Nations Development Institute, outlines the revitalization and re-creation of Indigenous food systems in North America. Directed by Sanjay Rawal and produced by Tanya Meillier and Sterlin Harjo, GATHER takes viewers to tribal communities where members actively work on Native food sovereignty issues: gather.film.
The film starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by a live post-film discussion with director Sanjay Rawal, A-dae Romero-Briones (First Nations Director of Programs – Native Agriculture and Food Systems), and Valerie Segrest, co-founder of Tahoma Peak Solutions.
While this event is designed to help AMIBA’s Eat Indie Local partners explore how to use film to build their local food system and inspire community change, everyone is welcome to attend. Tickets are $10 per person (free for Eat Indie Local Month partners and AMIBA members) and available at gather.eventive.org.
“The food sovereignty movement has so many powerful stories that needed to be told from the community perspective,” said Michael E. Roberts (Tlingit), First Nations President and CEO. “Hearing stories about Native people from Native people, along with experts in this type of storytelling, brings a tribal producer’s vision and First Nation’s work to the forefront.”
Sanjay Rawal, a James Beard Award-winning filmmaker, directed GATHER. He has advocated against the power of large food monopolies and pushed for local, labor-friendly solutions to human rights abuses in the fields: imdb.com/name/nm2515753.
A-dae Romero-Briones became Director of Programs – Native Agriculture and Food Systems in 2017, after first joining First Nations as Associate Director of Research and Policy for Native Agriculture. She formerly was the Director of Community Development for Pūlama Lāna’i in Hawaii and the co-founder and former Executive Director of a nonprofit organization in Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico: firstnations.org/staff/a-dae-romero-briones.
For more than a decade, Valerie Segrest has dedicated her work in the field of Nutrition and Human Health Science to the food sovereignty movement. She works to catalyze food security strategies rooted in education, awareness, and overcoming barriers to accessing traditional foods in Tribal communities throughout North America: tahomapeak.com/valerie.
Find more event information at amiba.net/gather.