Powerlands Film Screening

Five people featured in the film Powerlands

In collaboration with American Indian Studies and Earth Systems Science for the Anthropocene, join the Labriola National American Indian Data Center for a screening of “Powerlands,” a powerful documentary film.

“Powerlands” follows Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso, a young Navajo filmmaker, as she investigates the displacement of Indigenous people and the devastation of the environment caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born. She travels to the La Guajira region in rural Colombia, the Tampakan region of the Philippines, the Tehuantepec Isthmus of Mexico and the protests at Standing Rock. In each case, she meets Indigenous women leading the struggle against the same corporations that are causing displacement and environmental catastrophe in her own home. Inspired by these women, Ivey Camille brings home the lessons from these struggles to the Navajo Nation. Powerlands was recently awarded as the Best Feature at the American Documentary and Animation Festival. This film will be shown at the Hayden Library Thursday, Nov. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Eric Hardy
Labriola National American Indian Data Center
Hayden Library