Gather Virtual Film Discussion with Native Agriculture Advocates
FREE ENCORE EVENT
Virtual Screening of GATHER: Tracing the Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movement
Post-Film Discussion with Native Agriculture Advocates
On September 29, at 6:30 p.m., American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) and Monadnock International Film Festival (MONIFF) will co-host a free post-film discussion of the award-winning film, 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 is available to view virtually from September 27 to October 6. Film tickets are free and available at bit.ly/gatherfilmmoniff.
The live post-film discussion on September 29 at 6:30 p.m. includes A-dae Romero-Briones, First Nations Director of Programs – Native Agriculture and Food Systems, and Valerie Segrest, co-founder of Tahoma Peak Solutions. Tickets are free and available at bit.ly/gathermoniff.
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 and overcoming barriers to accessing traditional foods in Tribal communities throughout North America: tahomapeak.com/valerie.
“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.”