Fri, Oct 8 7:30 pm
Director: Sanjay Rawal | New York Times Critic’s Pick | 1h 14m | NR
Guest Speaker Darryl Peasley from the Nulhegan Band of Abenaki will begin the evening with a brief introduction to the Abenaki Trails Project and indigenous voices in our region followed by a screening of the film, Gather, directed by Sanjay Rawal.
After the film, there will be a Q&A session with Sherry Gould, Nulhegan Band member also from the Abenaki Trails Project who, together with Darryl, will share information about the food sovereignty program organized by Abenaki Trails. They will answer your questions about the film and how its themes relate to the indigenous people of New Hampshire.
Gather shares an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide. Lovia Gyarkye of the New York Times writes “The film wonderfully weaves personal stories with archival footage that contextualizes the continued violence against Native Americans. Rawal covers a substantial amount of ground and deftly balances the dense material without losing sight of the mission driving the bigger story: Healing from generational trauma sometimes starts with just one person.”
The Colonial Theatre’s Wild Thing film series is created in partnership with Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust and highlights films about the natural world.