Photo courtesy Western Shoshone Defense Project
"Our Land, Our Life," is an exceptional new film, revealing the Western Shoshone struggle with film excerpts spanning the years from Mary and Carrie Dann's ranch. It takes a gentle and inside look at these hard-working ranch women and the United States' persistent effort to eradicate the Shoshone people from their lands. --bn
Western Shoshone Film Screening
Our Land, Our Life
Produced by Beth Gage & George Gage
Music by Joanne Shenandoah
Wednesday May 16,2007
1:15 pm-2:45 pm
Dag Hammarskjold Library Theatre (United Nations)
(United Nations Plaza, New York City)
Followed by panel discussion: Carrie Dann (Western Shoshone grandmother), George Gage (film maker), Western Shoshone delegates: Larson Bill, Sandy Dann, Joseph Moon, and Julie Ann Fishel (WSDP).
Please note the following time and date change -- 1:15-2:45 pm. Wednesday, May 16 at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library Theatre in the United Nations on United Nations Plaza, New York City, New York. Thank you and we apologize for any confusion. Please forward to your friends and colleagues in the New York area.Followed by panel discussion: Carrie Dann (Western Shoshone grandmother), George Gage (film maker), Western Shoshone delegates: Larson Bill, Sandy Dann, Joseph Moon, and Julie Ann Fishel (WSDP).
New film on the Western Shoshone story - told from the lives of Mary and Carrie Dann, Western Shoshone sisters who have taken their struggle for indigenous rights in the United States to the U.S. Supreme Court and beyond. Includes footage of events leading to the 2006 CERD Urgent Action Decision, interviews with CERD members, the 2006 Permanent Forum on Indigenous Populations and reflections on the impact of transnational corporations in the ongoing human rights violations.
Awarded Best Feature Documentary in San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
The film has been accepted at the following 2007 film festivals:
Native American Film Festival in Stuttgart, Atlanta Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Mountain Film Festival.
Western Shoshone Defense Project
P.O. Box 211308
Crescent Valley, NV 89821
"Western Shoshone, where gold is the color of genocide"
By Brenda Norrell
U.N. OBSERVER & International Report