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"POWERLANDS is a riveting tribute to the Resistance of Indigenous peoples to the exploitation of their lands."
— Broadway World

In POWERLANDS, Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso, a young Navajo filmmaker, 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.

Featuring: Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso, LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, Makai Lewis, Kim Smith, Louise Goy

Director: Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso

Runtime: 75 minutes

Genre: Bechdel Test Approved, BIPOC, Documentary, Woman Directed

Year: 2022

Country: United States