For millennia, Native Americans successfully stewarded and shaped their landscapes, but centuries of colonization have disrupted their ability to maintain traditional land management practices. From deserts, coastlines, forests, mountains, and prairies, Native communities are restoring their ancient relationships with the land. As the climate crisis escalates, these time-tested practices of North America’s original inhabitants are becoming increasingly essential in a rapidly changing world.
Filmmaker: Costa Boutsikaris & Anna Palmer
Running Time: 76 mins
Costa Boutsikaris – Co-Director/Cinematographer/Editor – Costa is a New York-based director and cinematographer. In 2015, he released his first feature documentary entitled INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective. In 2016, it took home the Audience Choice Award at The Environmental Film Festival at Yale and the Princeton Environmental Film Festival and won Best In Theme at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival.
Anna Palmer – Co-Director/Producer – Anna is a climate scientist working on adaptation plans through her research partners affiliated with the Native Waters on Arid Lands (NWAL) project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She has been an environmental educator focusing on media surrounding the impact of climate change on tribal lands.